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Mexico/Uruguay incident following Mujica's statement about a 'failed state'

Monday, November 24th 2014 - 06:45 UTC
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“It gives one the sense, seen from a distance, that this is a kind of failed state, in which public authorities have completely lost control,” Mujica said “It gives one the sense, seen from a distance, that this is a kind of failed state, in which public authorities have completely lost control,” Mujica said

Mexico said on Sunday it was summoning Uruguay's ambassador after Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that the disappearance of 43 students in southwest Mexico suggests the country is a 'failed state'.

 The students, who were likely murdered, were abducted by rogue Mexican police in league with gangs in September, fueling nationwide protests and creating a political crisis for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

“It gives one the sense, seen from a distance, that this is a kind of failed state, in which public authorities have completely lost control,” Mujica said in an interview with Foreign Affairs Latin America that was published on Friday.

Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday it was “surprised and categorically rejects some of the comments expressed in the interview.”

But late on Sunday, Mujica appeared to backtrack, expressing his solidarity with Mexico and countries such as Honduras and Guatemala, where drug trafficking weighs on national security.

“These nations are not, and will not be failed states...because they have the historical foundations of pre-Columbian nations, their parties and democratic decisions have political capital above and beyond the difficulties of today,” Mujica said, according to a statement on the President's website.

Categories: Politics, Latin America, Uruguay.

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  • golfcronie

    Diplomacy in South America LOL

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 07:19 am 0
  • Conqueror

    Mujica needs a new name. How about 'Tosspot'? Can anyone name a Pre-Columbian nation for me in central or south america? By definition, Pre-Columbian means before 1492? And where is the 'nation' that can date its 'civilisation' back at least 522 years? The spanish exterminated most of them and the argies tried to finish the job! There just be a few isolated pockets left.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 09:08 am 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Its not the first time Brazilian lackeys attack the Mexican government, Correa has also being critical of Mexican economy and situation.

    As time goes by the ideological and economical divide between the Atlantic Mercosur countries leaded by Brazil and Argentina and then the Pacific Alliance by Mexico will only increase.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 10:54 am 0
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