Former Bolivian leader Evo Morales granted asylum by Mexico

Ex-president claims he is victim of coup as unrest spreads and fears grow about political chaosThe former Bolivian president Evo Morales has been granted asylum by Mexico, the country’s top diplomat has said, following the veteran socialist’s...

Former Bolivian leader Evo Morales granted asylum by Mexico

Ex-president claims he is victim of coup as unrest spreads and fears grow about political chaos

The former Bolivian president Evo Morales has been granted asylum by Mexico, the country’s top diplomat has said, following the veteran socialist’s announcement on Sunday that he would resign.

Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, told reporters: “We will immediately proceed to inform Bolivia’s foreign ministry that under international law, it should offer safe conduct [to Morales].”

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