"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
As you may remember, Peru has a new president. A few days ago, President Pedro Castillo was impeached and arrested and VP Dina Boluarte moved up to the presidency. It was orderly but dramatic.
Up in Mexico, President Andres Lopez-Obrador, a man who thinks that he has to stick his nose in everything, told Marcelo Embrard, Mexican Foreign Secretary, to have his ambassador in Lima visit with the disgraced president and discuss political asylum in Mexico. Talk about putting the cart before the horse.
To say the least, Peru did not like it at all, as you can see in this news story:
Rejecting statements of Mexican authorities, Peru's Foreign Ministry has summoned Mexican ambassador Pablo Monroy over statements that run along the lines of interference in internal affairs.
"The expressions of the Mexican authorities constitute an interference in the internal affairs of Peru, and are not consistent with the events that have occurred in recent days," the foreign ministry said on Friday, adding that it has summoned Mexican Ambassador to Peru, Pablo Monroy.
“Rejecting statements" is diplomatic for none of your business, Mexico!
The problem here is that former President Castillo was an ally of the Mexican leader, known as AMLO. I guess that he took this personally and decided to stick his nose into a local matter. Over the years, Mexico has always been critical of those who "meddle" in other country's affairs. Furthermore, President Lopez-Obrador thinks of himself as the leader of Latin America, a self-appointed position that says more about his ego than his popularity.
Will the disgraced Peruvian President get a warm greeting in Mexico soon? I don't think so, because Lopez-Obrador has a big black eye today.
Dick Van Dyke was born on this day in 1925. Most of us met him through The Dick Van Dyke Show, one of the best sit-coms of the 1960's. He played Rob Petrie, a TV comedy writer. His wife was the very pretty Mary Tyler Moore. It was a great show! He was also in several other movies, such as "Bye Bye Birdie", "Mary Poppins", and a few others.
We remember Ferguson Jenkins, one of my favorite pitchers. He was born in Ontario on this day in 1943. Jenkins won 284 games, completed 267, threw 49 shutouts plus 3,192 K's. His best years were with the Cubs (1966-73). His best season was with Texas in 1974 when he won 25 and completed 29! What a career! Wonder how many more games he would have won with a winning team? Fergie never played in the post season. He came close in 1969 but the Cubs blew a lead to the Mets in September. In 1974, a young Texas team battled for the AL West but lost to Oakland. Great pitcher and "innings eater". Hall of Fame 1991.