CELAC summit postponed to Tuesday where assault on Mexican embassy will be discussed – El Sol de México

A virtual summit of Latin American presidents to debate the police assault on the Mexican embassy in Ecuador scheduled for Friday was postponed to Tuesday, reported the Honduran president, Xiomara Castro, who presides over the bloc.

“At the request of Mexico”, the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was rescheduled for Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. GMT, Castro wrote on the X network.

Castro had announced on Monday that the leaders are going to review a proposal of “firm condemnation” and possible sanctions against Ecuador for the police assault on the Mexican embassy to arrest former Ecuadorian vice president Jorge Glas.

The shocking operation in Quito on Friday, with no similar precedents in the world, led President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to immediately break diplomatic relations with Ecuador. Nicaragua did it a day later.

Castro also said on Monday that at the summit the leaders would review and could modify the bloc’s “consensus rule” to approve resolutions by simple majority or qualified majority.

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This led five countries – Argentina, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay – to express in a joint statement on Wednesday that the decisions of this bloc of 33 nations “must be by consensus.”

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