The president of the United States, Joe Biden, and his Peruvian counterpart, Dina Boluarte, stood together in the front row of the photo at the summit of leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), held in San Francisco. California.
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Another moment in the snapshot taken this Thursday was the hug in which the Chilean leader, Gabriel Boric, in the front row, and the Mexican president merged, Andrés Manuel López Obradorin the second row, after finishing being photographed.
In addition, López Obrador avoided crossing paths with Boluartedespite the fact that both had to be very close to each other during the official photo.
The attention was focused precisely on that possible chance meeting, after López Obrador will describe the head of the Peruvian Executive as a “usurper” after taking power through the failed self-coup of former president Pedro Castillo in December of last year.
AMLO had assured that he did not want to take a photo with the Peruvian head of state during the summit.
But it was not the only open front for Boluarte, who He had to pose with Biden after the great controversy generated two weeks ago when he traveled to Washington arguing before Congress about a bilateral meeting with the US president that never took place due to alleged “lack of time.”
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The popular pressure was such that the then Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi and the former Peruvian ambassador to the United States Gustavo Meza Cuadra had to resign from their positions.
As a member of APECPeru is the country designated to hold the ‘pro tempore’ presidency of the organization next year, with headquarters in the cities of Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, Trujillo and Pucallpa.
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APEC is a forum founded in 1989 that promotes the trade integration of 21 economies on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, which represent approximately 60 percent of the world’s GDP and 40 percent of the planet’s population.