Latin American governments are supporting Mexico after the attack on its embassy in Quito


The Nicaraguan government, headed by Daniel Ortega, took the most forceful action, breaking off “all diplomatic relations” with Ecuador this Saturday.

“In view of the unusual and reprehensible action (…) our vigorous, emphatic and irrevocable rejection, which we convert into our sovereign decision to break off all diplomatic relations with the Ecuadorian government,” he said in a statement.

Last February, Nicaragua granted political asylum to that country’s former conservative president (2009-2014), Ricardo Martinelli, who was convicted of money laundering, at its embassy in Panama City.


According to a statement from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, the government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva “strongly condemned” the measure carried out by the Ecuadorian government.

It is “a clear violation” of international conventions that state that “the premises of a diplomatic mission are inviolable” and sets a “serious precedent” that deserves “vigorous rejection,” said a statement from Itamaraty Palace .

“All my solidarity goes to the president and friend (Andrés Manuel) López Obrador,” Lula wrote on the social network X, formerly Twitter, where he shared the Foreign Ministry statement.


Argentina’s Foreign Ministry released a statement “condemning” the attack on the Mexican embassy in Quito while calling for “full compliance” with the provisions of the 1954 Convention on Diplomatic Asylum and the Vienna Convention on Foreign Relations.

The government of the right-wing extremist Javier Milei recalled in the document that Argentina itself “recently granted this condition (of diplomatic asylum) to Venezuelan political leaders and is awaiting the issuance of the corresponding passes.”


Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Glas was captured “illegally” after receiving asylum “due to the cruel persecution of which he was the victim.”

“All this represents an action that has not been recorded even by the most cruel dictatorships in the region, such as that of Augusto Pinochet in Chile or that of Jorge Rafael Videla in Argentina,” the government of Nicolás Maduro said in the note, which was published on networks of Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yván Gil.


Cuba “strongly condemned the invasion of Ecuadorian forces.”

“It represents a blatant violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the right to asylum and the sovereignty of Mexico,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said in X.


Bolivia’s President Luis Arce described the attack as a “serious and unacceptable” event that had “no precedent in the history of international law.”

“We reject the violation of the right to asylum following the kidnapping and detention of former Vice President of Ecuador Jorge Glas, who was awaiting safe passage at the Mexican diplomatic headquarters,” the president said in X.

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Honduran President Xiomara Castro said the attack on the embassy was aimed at “kidnapping” Glas and was an “unacceptable act.”

“We strongly reject this violation of the sovereignty of the Mexican state and international law. “We stand in solidarity with the Mexican people and their President López Obrador,” Castro said.


“All our solidarity with Mexico in the face of the unacceptable violation of its sovereignty caused by the invasion of the Mexican embassy in Quito by the Ecuadorian police,” writes Chilean President Gabriel Boric in X.

The Foreign Ministry of the Andean country, in turn, expressed in a statement “its deep concern about the violation of the right to asylum, provided for in the 1954 Convention on Diplomatic Asylum and recognized as Latin America’s contribution to international law” and advocated that “This incident between sister nations is becoming rapid be overcome.”


The Panamanian government, chaired by Laurentino Cortizo, “rejected the use of force as a tool of diplomatic negotiations (…) in open defiance of the fundamental principles of international law and diplomatic relations,” its Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Costa Rica and Dominican Republic

Along with Panama, the governments of Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic deplored in a joint statement “the inexcusable violation by the Government of Ecuador of the territorial integrity of the Mexican Embassy in Quito.”

“The international standards governing asylum should never be used as a justification for violating a state’s diplomatic headquarters,” they stressed.

The three Caribbean states hope that Ecuador and Mexico “can overcome this serious conflict as quickly as possible through dialogue,” the statement said.


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) said in a statement that it “rejects any action that violates or endangers the inviolability of the premises of diplomatic missions” and that countries “cannot rely on rules of domestic law for justification.” Failure to comply with its international obligations”.

“In this context, it expresses its solidarity with those who were victims of the inappropriate actions that affected the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador.”

The organization called for “dialogue between the parties” and considered “a meeting of the Permanent Council of the OAS necessary.”


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