Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia’s Evo Morales

Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia’s Evo Morales
President of Bolivia Evo Morales delivers a speech in La Paz, Bolivia [File: Martin Alipaz/EPA-EFE]
President of Bolivia Evo Morales delivers a speech in La Paz, Bolivia [File: Martin Alipaz/EPA-EFE]

Mexico granted asylum to Bolivia’s old President Evo Morales on Monday as unrest shook the South American nation, helping cement the Mexican authorities’s rising characteristic as a bastion of diplomatic make stronger for left-cruise leaders in Latin America.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard acknowledged Morales’s existence used to be in hazard, and the resolution to grant him asylum used to be in Mexico’s lengthy custom of sheltering exiles.


Morales’s authorities collapsed on Sunday after ruling celebration allies stop and the military instructed him to step down in the wake of a disputed election, alongside with to a strategy of crisis in Latin America, which has been hit by weeks of protests and unrest.

Looting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia after Morales stepped down. He acknowledged “violent groups” attacked his dwelling. His proper whereabouts were unknown, despite the truth that it used to be believed he had left in the presidential plane for his stronghold of Chapare province.

“His existence and integrity is in possibility,” Ebrard instructed journalists. “We are able to straight proceed to order Bolivia’s foreign ministry that under global law, it could possibly also aloof offer agreeable behavior.”

Mexico has told the Group of American States (OAS), and might describe the United Countries, he added. The Washington-essentially essentially based OAS delivered a describe on Sunday citing severe irregularities all over Bolivia’s October vote. 

The departure of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, one in every of a wave of left-cruise leaders who dominated Latin America’s politics first and major of the century, comes amid a frequent rejection of incumbent leaders from both side of the political divide in the distance, from Mexico to Brazil and Argentina.

Mexico elected its first left-leaning authorities in a long time closing year.

Argentina closing month elected a left-leaning chief, as voters rejected economic policies geared toward stabilising the economy but that deepened poverty and inflation.

Ebrard acknowledged earlier on Monday his authorities considered Sunday’s events in Bolivia as a “coup” for the reason that military broke with the constitutional allege by pressing Morales to resign.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador praised Morales asserting he chose to resign rather than effect the lives of Bolivia’s electorate in possibility.

Reuters news company