President says his country is ‘pacifist,’ unlike EU — Analysis

Mexican president says he supports dialogue, not war, and, unlike the EU, his country doesn’t send weapons to Kiev

Mexico sent a harsh message to the European Parliament following its adoption of a resolution condemning President Andres Lopez Obrador’s rhetoric about journalists.

“Know, Members of the European Parliament, that Mexico is no longer a land of conquest,” said the letter published by the Mexican government on Thursday, referring to the country’s colonial past. MEPs were compared to in the statement. “sheep,” has rejected EU criticism of Mexico’s human rights record.

“No one here is oppressed, freedom of expression and the work of journalists is respected. The state does not violate human rights, like the previous government did, when you, by the way, stayed silent.”

It also supported its position on Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “Mexico is a pacifist country that chose non-violence, and we are in favor of dialogue, not war; we don’t send weapons to any country under any circumstances, as you are doing now.”

Following the attack on Ukraine by Russia on February 24, several Western countries including the US and Canada as well as EU member states imposed sanctions on Russia. US and EU both pledged military aid for Kiev while different states provided weapons to the country, including portable anti-tank rocket systems.

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Lopez Obrador however, said that Mexico won’t impose sanctions upon Russia and send weapons to Ukraine. Lopez Obrador claimed that he wrote the letter and accused the European Parliament. “slander.”

MEPs adopted Tuesday a resolution denouncing the threat to journalists and their deaths in Mexico. In 2022, at most six journalists were killed in Mexico. Lopez Obrador was personally condemned by The European Parliament. It urged Lopez Obrador to “refrain from issuing any communication, which could stigmatize”Media workers and people-rights activists

Lopez Obrador called reporters lying and accused them of being deceitful last month. “thugs, mercenaries, sellouts,”According to AP. Inter American Press Association condemned these comments.

Moscow attacked its neighbor in late February, following a seven-year standoff over Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocols were designed to normalize those areas within Ukraine’s state.

Russia demanded Ukraine be declared neutral by the United States and refuse to join NATO. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims it planned to seize the two republics.



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