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Mexico blasts OAS Secretary General Almagro, “one of the worst in history”

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“The performance of the current OAS secretary-general, Mr. Almagro, has been one of the worst in history,” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said “The performance of the current OAS secretary-general, Mr. Almagro, has been one of the worst in history,” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said

Mexico's foreign minister on Friday criticized the work of the head of the Organization of American States, Uruguayan born Luis Almagro, adding to its earlier rebuke that the group should not intervene in Bolivia's internal affairs.

Mexico in March called out the Washington-based association of governments for “unilateral pronouncements” criticizing Bolivia for jailing a former president of the country on charges of fomenting a coup against longtime leader Evo Morales.

Morales 2019 resigned under pressure from Bolivia's armed forces which refused to intervene after a presidential election that the Organization of American States said was rigged in his favour.

Mexico had backed Evo Morales, including granting asylum to him and his allies. Morales eventually took refuge in neighbouring Argentina.

The OAS, led by Secretary-General Luis Almagro, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

“The performance of the current OAS secretary-general, Mr Almagro, has been one of the worst in history,” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told a regular news conference.

“He has acted, repeatedly, without consulting the member states. ... He acts as if he were autonomous.”

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said his country's foreign policy is guided by the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. Critics argue he has departed from that position when dealing with fellow Latin American leftists like Morales.

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