Mexico Considers Asylum For Peru’s Former President

Mexico confirms it is considering granting asylum to Peru’s former President Pedro Castillo, who was impeached and then accused of rebellion in a dramatic turn of events.

Mr. Castillo, fifty-three, who was removed from office after he tried to dissolve Congress is now in custody in Lima.

His asylum request has been sent to Mexico’s President via a lawyer.

The two countries are now discussing the issue, says Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.