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Mexican diplomatic staff leave Ecuador with international escort after police raid embassy | News24

An employee of Mexico’s embassy in Ecuador leaving the country at Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito on 7 April. (Rolando ENRIQUEZ / API / AFP)

Mexico’s diplomatic personnel were leaving Ecuador on Sunday, its foreign minister said, as the two countries severed ties after Quito’s security forces stormed the Mexican embassy in a raid that prompted searing international rebukes.

“Our diplomatic staff are leaving everything in Ecuador and returning home with their heads held high… after the assault on our embassy,” said Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena on social network X, formerly Twitter.

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