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Who is Lilia Paredes, the wife of former President Pedro Castillo who was granted asylum in Mexico (and why she is being investigated in Peru)

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Lilia Paredes with members of her family during an iftar in the second round of the presidential vote in June 2021, in Chota, Peru.

From elementary school to first lady of Peru, and from there, to asylum in Mexico, she goes through a plot of accusations against her and her family.

This past year and a half has been Lilia Paredes, wife of former President Pedro Castillo, who has been in detention since December 7 on charges of rebellion after he tried to dissolve the Peruvian Congress and remove him from the same chamber.

This Wednesday, Lilia Paredes He landed with his two children in Mexico, a country that granted them political asylum. Before the trip, the Castillo family was at the Mexican Embassy in Lima.

They travel after the chancellorship grants safe conduct to Lilia and her children, Alondra and Arnold.