The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, criticized the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the Organization of American States (OAS) for not denouncing the violation of human rights in Peru.

“The UN, the OAS, where were they?

Where are they now with what is happening in Peru? ”, Questioned the president during his press conference this Thursday, in which he also attacked the legislators of the European Union (EU).

According to the president, these organizations act "falsely" and pretend to ensure respect for democracy, when in reality they only defend it "when it suits them."

"Why the silence of the OAS in the face of Peru? Why when they were there in Bolivia?" the president questioned, referring to the accusations of alleged electoral "fraud" issued by the body led by Luis Almagro in 2019 to delegitimize the victory of then-President Evo Morales, who was overthrown days later by the opposition.

"And now? Nothing is said about Peru," lamented López Obrador, adding to his accusations to the European Parliament, who at the time also spoke out against the electoral result that gave Morales victory.

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"It is necessary to continue making calls for the situation in #Peru to be resolved. At the @UN and @OEA_oficial, we return to the same thing, they do not see, they do not hear, they do not speak, they are like vases, they are like ornaments," he said the president @lopezobrador_ @Notimex @Notimex_TV

– Agustín Lozano (@tinlozano1) January 26, 2023

Due to the lack of response from international institutions in the case of Peru, López Obrador considered that the situation should continue to be dealt with bilaterally and multilaterally, as he proposed within the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States ( celac).

"This corresponds to the UN, it corresponds to the OAS," said López Obrador, who lamented that these organizations "do not see, do not hear, do not speak" about the Peruvian crisis.

"They are like vases," he assured.

Therefore, he emphasized that the institutions require "a sharp renewal" of their functions.

Regarding the withdrawal of the Peruvian ambassador in Honduras, due to the "interference" statements by President Xiomara Castro, López Obrador pointed out that this type of action does not solve the problem of the Andean nation, which rather needs the establishment of a "genuine democracy".

Last Tuesday, López Obrador proposed to his peers from Celac to issue a joint statement to request the release of Castillo, the cessation of repression against the population that rejects the government of Dina Boluarte and the holding of "clean" and "free" elections. " in Peru.

(With information from RT)