Mexico president says embassy raids only happen with outside support

By Thomson Reuters Apr 9, 2024 | 9:16 AM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested on Tuesday that Ecuador felt supported by other governments in its raid on Mexico’s embassy in Quito, which drew criticism from governments across Latin America.

“A government does not do something like that if it doesn’t feel like it has the backing of other governments or powers,” Lopez Obrador said in a morning press conference.

(Reporting by Raul Cortes Fernandez and Ana Isabel Martinez; Writing by Brendan O’Boyle; Editing by Laura Gottesdiener)