Quinta de Olivos, in privacy of the President alberto fernandez Conveyed his doubts on Sunday regarding the recognition of in the boulevardPeru’s vice president, who took power last week following the failed self-coup of her running mate, pedro castilloRejected by Congress and arrested hours later.
through the chancellor santiago cafieroFernández spoke to her, who provided her with the phone number of Peru’s vice president, while she was already preparing a joint position with her colleagues from Mexico, Colombia and Bolivia, which had been announced only last night.
A leader who spoke with the president at the time said, “Alberto was not very convinced, he was very reluctant to support Boluaarte,” although his position changed after contact with his comrades, the Mexicans. andres manuel lopez obradorBolivia Luis Arceand above all, Colombian Gustavo Petrowho persuaded him (him and his comrades) to describe the “past harassment” to which Castillo had been “subjected by the media and the opposition” before making the decision, as he reported Country senior government sources
Contacts between the presidents via chat and telephone were crucial to the preparation of Castillo’s statement in defense of “human rights”, which according to another highly official source was the president’s exclusive task. without intermediaries,
Another official who knew the details commented, “Alberto didn’t consult with anyone, the presidents decided.” In the last one, a meeting via Zoom of the Puebla group (composed of former Latin American presidents) showed discontent around the self-coup led by Castillo, his intention to dissolve Congress and the assumption of Boluaarte.
“It was split. Half wanted Castillo convicted, half didn’t,” commented one Zoom participant, starring former presidents, many of whom (such as Brazilian Dilma Roussefffrom Spain jose luis rodriguez zapatero and Uruguayan jose mujica) will be at the CCK on Monday to support the Vice President Christina Kirchner,
Finally, the presidential communiqué mentions “respect for the popular will” – in the government they reiterate that this phrase cannot be read as support for Castillo’s reinstatement – and against the former Peruvian president. “Harassment”. As a partial justification for Castillo’s actions, he told the San Martín Palace, “They asked to impeach him for talking about Bolivia’s access to the sea and accused him of being a traitor to the country.” “The entire film was to be counted and not just the last portion,” said sources.
“We never support Castillo’s actions, we only ask that his human rights be respected,” he told the foreign ministry. “And you also have to warn about the system in Peru, because what happened to Castillo happened to the previous one and it could happen to the next president,” he remarked to someone very close to the president.
the organization had a different position human right Watchwhich through its director for the region Juanita Gobertas “It is unfortunate that the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico respond to the grave crisis in Peru by victimizing Castillo, who tried to dissolve Congress amid a corruption investigation. Peru must be supported to protect the regime.
Following the statement, the government hoped that the acting president—not yet recognized by his Latin American peers—”would be able to stabilize the situation.” “Ultimately, what we wanted was to respect democratic continuity,” he confirmed close to the president, although Argentina directly and publicly condemned Castillo – an ally of Patria Grande, whom Fernández had brought closer during his one-and-a-half-year term. had demanded. – Will shine in its absence.