The president of the Mexico, Andres Manuel López Obradorannounced the freezing of trade relations with the Peru in the framework of the controversies started with the government of Dina Boluarte since the settlement in place of Pedro Castillo. “Until democratic normality is re-established, we do not want to have economic or commercial relations with Peru“, said Lopez Obrador, answering a question regarding the handover at the helm of the Pacific Alliance which should take place precisely between Mexico and Peru. “This is not a break, just a break“, added the Mexican president, who then said he wanted to pass the presidency of the Alliance to Chile, which integrates the bloc together with Colombia as well.
The decision of the Mexican president fits into the context of a tightening of diplomatic relations between the two countries that yesterday saw the plenum of the Peruvian Parliament approve a motion through which Lopez Obrador declared himself as “persona non grata” in the country. The repeated reasons are mentioned in the reasons for the motion interference in Peruvian internal affairs of the Mexican president with “statements on the political situation in Peru” and on the change of government that took place following the failed coupby the then president Pedro Castillo, dated 7 December 2022. In recent days, the Mexican head of state had defined Boluarte as a usurper for carrying out a coup by unlawfully assuming the succession of Castillo.