Bolivia crisis: Evo Morales accepts political asylum in Mexico

12/11/2019 10:27

Bolivia crisis: Evo Morales accepts political asylum in Mexico


Evo Morales has accepted an offer of political asylum in Mexico a day after resigning as president of Bolivia amid election fraud protests.

In a tweet, he said it hurt to be leaving Bolivia but he would return with more "strength and energy".

Mexico's Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, confirmed Mr Morales had boarded a Mexican government plane.

Meanwhile, Bolivia's military commander ordered troops to back up police who have clashed with Morales supporters.

Some 20 people were reported injured in the clashes.


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