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Newsline: Mexican president slams U.S. ambassador to Peru

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized a state of emergency imposed in Peru and slammed the U.S. ambassador to Lima. Lopez Obrador took aim at the U.S. ambassador to Peru, Lisa Kenna, for meeting President Dina Boluarte, who replaced Castillo. “Doesn’t it seem to you like a display of arrogance, a failure to respect how things are done?,” he asked reporters. Lopez Obrador later questioned whether the U.S. government was aware of what its officials were doing in Peru. “It may even be (U.S. Secretary of State Antony) Blinken of the State Department doesn’t know about it, and it was down to the embassy,” Lopez Obrador said. “Because that’s how they’ve always done it, especially in Latin America.” (https://neuters.de/world/americas/mexican-president-slams-perus-state-emergency-blasts-us-official-2022-12-16/) Unrest in Peru erupted after the ousting of leftist President Pedro Castillo, who was arrested last week after trying to dissolve the country’s Congress. Lopez Obrador, a fellow leftist, has called Castillo the rightful president of Peru, even as he insists his foreign policy is dictated by non-intervention in the affairs of other states.

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