TEHRAN, Dec 30_Mexico has ordered its ambassador in Bolivia to return to the country in order to ensure her safety.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-The Mexican Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the order was issued after Bolivia declared Mexico’s Ambassador Maria Teresa Mercado a "persona non grata."
Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Anez announced Monday that the country has decided to expel Mexico's ambassador and two Spanish diplomats.
"The constitutional government that I preside over has decided to declare persona non grata the ambassador of Mexico in Bolivia, Maria Teresa Mercado, the charge d'affaires of Spain, Cristina Borreguero, and the (Spanish) consul, Alvaro Fernandez," Anez said.
The announcement came after Bolivia accused Spanish embassy staff of trying to infiltrate the Mexican mission in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, with a group of masked men to take out former Bolivian president Evo Morales’s aide.
Madrid has strongly denied the accusation.
"The ministry wishes to clarify that the charge d'affaires was purely making a courtesy visit and vehemently denies there was any aim to facilitate the exit of people holed up inside the building," Spain's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.