Peru withdraws ambassador from Honduras after Xiomara Blasts Coup at CELAC

Peru’s defacto government has announced that it is removing its ambassador to Honduras, following the speech by President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, at this week’s CELAC Heads of State and Government Summit.

The Peruvian Foreign Ministry said in a tweet thread: “The Government has definitively withdrawn the Ambassador of Peru in Honduras in response to the unacceptable interference in internal affairs of President Xiomara Castro in her intervention in CELAC, ignoring the constitutional Government of President Dina Boluarte.”

“As a consequence of the position adopted by Honduras, bilateral relations with that country will be maintained, indefinitely, at the level of business managers.”

In her speech, Xiomara condemned the coup and demanded the immediate release of jailed President Pedro Castillo, who has been a political prisoner since early December, saying “We condemn the coup d’Γ©tat in Peru and the aggression to which the Peruvian people are subjected, our solidarity with the legitimately elected President, Pedro Castillo, we demand his immediate release.”

Colombian president Gustavo Petro was also outspoken against the Peruvian regime, which continues to order brutal repression against anti-coup demonstrators and indigenous people in rural areas. A protest was held outside of the U.S. embassy in Lima on Wednesday, calling for Boluarte’s resignation and demanding justice for the more than 60 people killed by the regime’s security forces.

Read the full text of President Xiomara’s speech to CELAC here.

By Kawsachun News

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