Peru declares Mexican ambassador in Lima persona non grata

Mexico grants asylum to family of ousted Peruvian leader Pedro Castillo
Demonstrators stand outside the Mexican embassy after Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that Mexico has granted asylum to the family of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru December 20, 2022. REUTERS/Liz Tasa

LIMA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Peru's government on Tuesday declared the Mexican ambassador in Lima 'persona non grata' and gave the diplomat 72 hours to leave the country, said Peru's Foreign Minister.

Reporting by Marco Aquino; Editing by Anthony Esposito

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