Radio Havana Cuba | Mexico will support complaint against Ecuador at CELAC meeting

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Havana, April 16 (Radio Havana Cuba) The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will today present before the leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) his complaint against Ecuador for the attack on his country's diplomatic headquarters in Quito.

His speech will come in the context of the extraordinary virtual summit of CELAC Heads of State, called by the Interim President of the Regional Organization and Honduras, Chiomara Castro, who rescheduled the meeting scheduled behind closed doors for today as of 09:00 local time, at the request of Mexico.

During the session, Lopez Obrador will present details of his government's latest complaint to the International Court of Justice, requesting that Ecuador's membership in the United Nations be suspended until it makes a public apology for the raid on the Mexican embassy in the country. Quito on April 5 to arrest former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas.

At the time of the forced entry, Glass – who had obtained political asylum from Mexico – had an arrest warrant in his country on charges of embezzling funds for the reconstruction of two counties damaged by the earthquake.

Previously, the Selak Troika (Honduras, Colombia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) analyzed the situation in an extraordinary meeting and then summoned foreign ministers to discuss the crisis between Ecuador and Mexico, focusing on taking the necessary measures after it did not respect international agreements that recognize the right to asylum.

Other organizations in the region have also called for emergency meetings with this issue on the agenda and its consequences for Ecuador, which may face sanctions for violating the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the asylum rules of the Caracas Convention. (Source: Prensa Latina)

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