Mexican Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard speaks throughout a information convention as Mexico will administer the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus illness (COVID-19) vaccine pictures it’s getting from the US to folks from 18 to 40 years previous alongside the Mexico-U.S. border area, with the intention of reopening the shared border by late June, on the Nationwide Palace in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico June 4, 2021. Mexico’s Presidency/Handout by way of REUTERS
June 4, 2021
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s overseas minister on Friday criticized the work of the pinnacle of the Group of American States, including to its earlier rebuke that the group shouldn’t intervene in Bolivia’s inside affairs.
Mexico in March referred to as out the Washington-based affiliation of governments for “unilateral pronouncements” criticizing Bolivia for jailing a former president of the nation on expenses of fomenting a coup towards longtime chief Evo Morales.
Morales in 2019 resigned beneath strain from Bolivia’s armed forces after a presidential election that the Group of American States mentioned was rigged in his favor.
Mexico had backed Morales, together with granting asylum to him and his allies.
The OAS, led by Secretary-Common Luis Almagro, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
“The efficiency of the present OAS secretary-general, Mr. Almagro, has been one of many worst in historical past,” Mexican Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard advised a daily information convention.
“He has acted, repeatedly, with out consulting the member states. … He acts as if he have been autonomous.”
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has mentioned his nation’s overseas coverage is guided by the precept of non-interference within the inside affairs of different international locations. Critics argue he has departed from that place when coping with fellow Latin American leftists like Morales.
(Reporting by Adriana Barrera; enhancing by Jonathan Oatis)