Pedro Castillo: Mexico confirms former Peruvian president’s asylum request and begins “consultations with Peruvian authorities”

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Castillo has been arrested for “sedition”.

Detained Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, who was expelled by Congress on Wednesday, has formally requested political asylum, the Mexican government said.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard pointed out that his country Security request received Early this Thursday, it was approved by Castillo’s lawyer, Victor Perez Liendo.

“We have started consultations with the Peruvian authorities”Ephrat said on Twitter, where he shared an asylum claim letter in support of Castillo.

Mexico’s ambassador to Peru, Pablo Monroi, visited Castillo this Thursday afternoon and met with the former president. “He found him good physically and in the company of his lawyer”Ebrard said.

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