AMLO suspends diplomatic relations with Ecuador after incursion into the Mexican embassy in Quito

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On Friday night, a group of Ecuadorian police officers entered the Mexican Embassy in Quito with the aim of arresting former Vice President Jorge Glas, who had been granted political asylum by the Mexican government since last December. This action has triggered a severe diplomatic crisis between Ecuador and Mexico.

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reacted with outrage to the event, ordering the suspension of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Through his social networks, López Obrador described Ecuador’s action as a “flagrant violation of international law and the sovereignty of Mexico.”

The head of the Chancellery and Political Affairs of the Mexican Embassy in Quito, Roberto Canseco, denounced that the Ecuadorian agents broke into the embassy and assaulted the security staff. Canseco described these acts as “totally unacceptable” and assured that the agents beat the staff when they tried to stop the violation of the Mexican diplomatic space.

For its part, the Government of Ecuador confirmed the arrest of Jorge Glas at the Mexican Embassy in Quito, although it did not confirm whether the arrest took place during the police operation. However, the Ecuadorian government pointed out that Glas was detained by the Security Block.

The situation has raised concerns for the life and safety of former Vice President Jorge Glas, who had sought refuge in the Mexican Embassy due to the persecution and harassment he faced in Ecuador. This diplomatic crisis poses serious tensions between both countries and raises questions about respect for sovereignty and international law.

Source: NMC News