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López Obrador: Ecuador’s assault was “authoritarian” and “not even Pinochet” dared to do something like that

López Obrador: Ecuador’s assault was “authoritarian” and “not even Pinochet” dared to do something like that

The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, called this Monday “authoritarian“Ecuador’s assault on the embassy of Mexico in Quito when he said that not even the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) “had dared” to a similar act.

It was an authoritarian act, incredible, it is sometimes bad to use examples, but neither Pinochet, nor the fearsome Pinochet and others had dared to do that, I believe that those who made that decision are very ill advised.“, expressed the president in his first statements to the media about the events of last Friday.

The Mexican president attributed the forceful invasion carried out on Friday by the Ecuadorian authorities at the Mexican Embassy, ​​where former Vice President Jorge was sheltered, to an internal conflict between the Government of Daniel Noboa and politicians related to former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017). Glas (2013-2017).

It has to do with the arrogant attitude of a Government, possibly due to internal rivalry. Not possibly, (yes) there is an internal confrontation and that leads them to take a measure of this type, but without dimensioning the repercussion it has for their people, for Ecuador and for the countries of the world.”, he indicated.

The crisis between Mexico and Ecuador began last Thursday, when the Noboa Government declared the Mexican ambassador, Raquel Serur, persona non grata, in response to comments that López Obrador made on Wednesday about the murder of former presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio and his electoral consequences in 2023.

Mexico announced on Friday that it would seek to bring Glas to the country as a political asylum, prosecuted in corruption cases and now held in a maximum security prison, so Ecuadorian forces forcibly entered the embassy to take him away.

Lopez Obrador stated that “most” of the international community is “supporting Mexico because it was a flagrant violation of sovereignty, the right to asylum and international norms and laws”.

What they did was violate the right of asylum, violate a foreign policy mandate, violate our sovereignty, it was a truly authoritarian thing.”, he insisted.

The president pointed out that these types of acts are carried out “weak governments that do not have popular support” or that they have no experience.

Those who made that decision do not know or have bad instincts or are flat out (put bluntly) poorly advised because there are always flatterers (flatterers) who stick their noses in.”, he noted.

The president recalled that Mexico will denounce Ecuador this Monday before the International Court of Justice, while the Mexican Foreign Minister, Alicia Bárcena, revealed that they will send a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres.

And he stated that “Mexico is very grateful for the behavior of the international community, of the nations, because they have been very generous, very fraternal, very supportive.”.

Yesterday I spoke with Luis Arce, president of Bolivia, and he was very fraternal, and I was also aware of the solidarity expressed by Evo Morales and other governments. Without us asking, Nicaragua decides to break relations with Ecuador and we thank Nicaragua”, he commented.

Source: Gestion

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