New ambassador of Peru arrives in Quito
Elizabeth Astete, the new ambassador established by the Government of Peru in Ecuador, arrived today to Quito to take office.
The Peruvian embassy said Astete is a career diplomat and has been ambassador of Peru in Mexico.
The arrival of Astete to Ecuador occurred after the incident involving the former Ambassador of Ecuador in Lima, Rodrigo Riofrio, in April, where he allegedly assaulted two women, which is why he was forced to leave his position.
Riofrio was reported in the local media by two women, mother and daughter, for fighting with them when they waited in line to be attended in a supermarket. Despite attacks from both sides, Riofrio returned to Ecuador, where it was defended by the regime leader, Rafael Correa; then the Peruvian ambassador in Quito, Javier Leon, returned to Peru, to demonstrate that the event was overcome.