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Pedro Castillo's family is already at the Mexican embassy in Peru and their safe-conduct is being negotiated


The Foreign Ministry affirms that 80% of Mexican tourists have already returned or are mobilized to do so in the next few hours

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has announced that the family of the deposed president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, is already in the Mexican embassy of that country and their safe-conduct is being negotiated "so that if they want to leave and travel to Mexico they can do so, if they do so." want”.

They already have asylum, the foreign minister said, because that is a sovereign decision of Mexico, once they are in its territory, that is, in the embassy.

“We have the doors of Mexico open for Pedro Castillo, for his family and for all those who feel harassed or persecuted in Peru.

That is our foreign policy tradition," President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said yesterday.

Indeed, Mexico has remained in this Peruvian crisis, always at the side of President Castillo, who was arrested after having dissolved the Cortes and before taking refuge in the Mexican embassy.

Last week, a judge ordered 18 months of preventive detention for Castillo, who is imprisoned in the Barbadillo facilities, the same Lima prison where former President Alberto Fujimori is being held.

Due to this crisis unleashed in Peru, there are many Mexicans who have tried to return to their country, which is why they are being embarked on commercial planes, without, for now, having needed to charter any Armed Forces aircraft, which They remain available if needed.

The foreign minister said this morning that he has maintained contact with 540 nationals and that ambassador Pablo Monroy has already arranged the trip for dozens of them, including a soccer team, Atlante Metepec.

Likewise, accommodation has been provided to people without resources prior to their return trip to Mexico.

“80% of tourists are already mobilized or have already returned.

For now, the plane of the Armed Forces has not been necessary”.

"The ones that worried us the most were two groups in particular: 312 people in the Cuzco region, which has obvious tourist importance, and a team in Trujillo, which is in another region of Peru, further north, which fortunately has already arrived in Mexico." , the chancellor reported in the morning conference.

“43 people were also supported to return from Lima to Mexico with the support of Aeroméxico;

we have others who were on a walk in Machupichu, which fortunately we were also able to locate and move, mobilize”, added Ebrard.

A humanitarian flight transferred 29 more from Cuzco to Lima.

And the foreign minister has recounted that Mexican diplomatic efforts have managed to transfer citizens from Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Spain, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, Chile and Israel.

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Source: elparis

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