Peru's impeached former president asks Mexico for asylum

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2022
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Mexico's government is in talks with Peru's former President Pedro Castillo to grant asylum to the impeached leader who now faces criminal charges, Mexican officials confirmed.

The big picture: Castillo met with Mexico's ambassador to Peru while in detention in Lima Thursday, per tweets from Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who shared a copy of Castillo's legal request for asylum in the country that stated he was "at grave risk" in the Peruvian capital.

Castillo made his first court appearance on Thursday and was ordered to remain detained for seven days while prosecutors investigate the case against him, per...

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