Mexico, former President of Peru Pedro CastilloHe granted asylum to his family. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced that Castillo’s family had been granted asylum by Mexico, adding that Castillo’s family were at the Mexican Embassy in the Peruvian capital, Lima. Ebrard explained that the decision in question was an independent decision taken by Mexico.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, at a press conference, refrained from specifying how many of Castillo’s family had been granted asylum. PeruHe said that negotiations with Peruvian officials are ongoing regarding their safe departure from Turkey and their return to Mexico.
Castillo was sacked by Congress on December 7, after he decided to dissolve Congress and form a national emergency government. Castillo, Mexican While she was detained while she was trying to take refuge in the embassy, her deputy Dina Boluarte was sworn in as the country’s new President on 8 December. Due to the protests that broke out after Castillo was sent to prison, a state of emergency was declared in the country on 14 December. Castillo, who was first detained for 7 days, was given a preventive sentence of 18 months on 16 December on the grounds that there was a risk of escape.
Castillo supporters, who took to the streets across the country, organized protests demanding the release of Castillo and holding early elections.