The Foreign Relations Commission of the Peruvian Congress declared the Mexican President persona non grata in Peru after he said Dina Boluarte was a usurper.
On Monday, the Foreign Relations Commission of the Peruvian Congress approved a motion with 11 votes in favor, one vote against and 3 abstentions that declares the president of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador persona non grata in Peru and rejects his statements.
Mr. López Obrador, or AMLO, has repeatedly shown his support for Pedro Castillo, the former president of Peru, who is now in jail.
In December, after months of unstable leadership, Pedro Castillo temporarily dissolved the Congress, called for legislative elections, said he would run the country with decrees and imposed a curfew.
But Congress approved a vacancy motion, dismissing Mr. Castillo from the presidency.
Before being arrested, Mr. Castillo sought political asylum in Mexico but could not get to the Mexican embassy in Lima, surrounded by policemen and civilians, according to the Mexican president.
During this time of turmoil, dozens of people died in street protests in Peru.
Vice President Dina Boluarte has assumed office since then and will complete the term until July 2026, for which Mr. Castillo was elected.
In Peru, members of Parliament criticize the Mexican president for interfering in Peru’s internal affairs.
He also refused to hand over the presidency of the Pacific Alliance between Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru to Ms. Boluarte because he said that would legitimize a coup d’état by the members of Parliament.
Mr. Castillo was barred from leaving the country in November and couldn’t attend the Pacific Alliance summit held in Mexico. The summit to be held in Lima was postponed because of the events in Peru.
Last week, AMLO called Ms. Boluarte a “usurper,” which prompted the motion.
During his daily press conference on Monday, the president of Mexico said approving the motion was not correct, but also a reason for “pride” coming from politicians he considers fabricated crime to imprison Mr. Castillo.
The motion approved by the Foreign Relations Commission of the Peruvian Congress doesn’t break diplomatic relations with Mexico.