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Mexico in Venezuela crisis: conflicting intermediary

The Mexican President Obrador occurs in the Venezuela crisis as a mediator. He is one of the initiators of the conference in Montevideo. Obradors attitude is not free of contradictions.

Nicolás Maduro in December, the inauguration of the Mexican President López Obrador visited, called him many parliamentarians "dictator".

Neither this rejection of the Venezuelan President, street protests in Mexico city were able to hold Mexico's government, however, to strengthen Maduro's back: As the Lima group of 14 countries in the Region, a solution to the Venezuela crisis, sought, and at the beginning of January, Maduro as the legitimate President recognized, contained Mexico the voice.

"It's about the self-determination of peoples"

The new Mexican government distanced itself significantly from its predecessors, which had a critical relationship with the government in Caracas. The country did not decide whether other States would have a legitimate President, the Tenor of the leftist Obrador. He relied on the Constitution, and a policy of non-interference. He said:

"best we stick to the principles: We can not deny the governments of other countries recognition. We need to pay attention to the observance of human rights and a peaceful solution. The times, in which the abroad governments or disempowered, are over. This is not to say that we are for or against a government, but it's about self-determination of peoples."

the Official Delegation to Maduro

Mexico's foreign policy doctrine of non-interference, so Obrador was. However, this is a question of Interpretation. Quite often, the state governments refused to grant recognition: for example, the 2009 coup in Honduras, or the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

The inauguration of Maduro, on 10. January, sent to Mexico as one of only a few countries - a Delegation to Caracas.

Obrador knows the

As the Venezuelan Parliament President, Juan Guaidó on 23. January for the interim President said, refused him in Mexico for the recognition. This Position is also seen, therefore, ambiguous, because Obrador himself had once asked for the support of the world: When he lost the presidential election in 2006, only just, he accused the winners of electoral fraud and proclaimed himself the legitimate President. International recognition and support he received at that time.

For the course of Mexico, even the inroads that the U.S. government certainly plays a role. Donald Trump had recognized Guaidó immediately and memories of times awakened, in which the United States Latin America treated as your backyard.

Venezuela crisis summit in Montevideo – Mexico's controversial attitude
Anne-Katrin Mellmann, ARD Mexico city
07.02.2019 07:14 PM

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