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Mexico: Morales requested asylum and is granted it - Mexican FM02:05

Mexico: Morales requested asylum and is granted it - Mexican FM

Mexico, Mexico City
November 11, 2019 at 22:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed that the country grants political asylum to former Bolivian President Evo Morales, during a press conference in Mexico City on Monday.

"I inform you that a few moments ago I received a call from President Evo Morales, where he responded to our invitation and formally and verbally requested political asylum in our country," said Ebrard, who hours earlier had offered asylum to the Bolivian leader and other politicians.

He also said that he had contacted the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that "under international law it would proceed to grant the corresponding safe-conduct and assurances, as well as guarantees that Mr. Morales' life, personal integrity and freedom will not be endangered and that he will be able to be put in safety."

Finally, he clarified that they had informed the Organization of American States (OAS) of their decision, and that they would do the same with the United Nations in order to guarantee Morales' international protection.

Bolivian President Morales resigned on Sunday following weeks of unrest in the Latin American country in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. The president said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country's military to step down.

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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed that the country grants political asylum to former Bolivian President Evo Morales, during a press conference in Mexico City on Monday.

"I inform you that a few moments ago I received a call from President Evo Morales, where he responded to our invitation and formally and verbally requested political asylum in our country," said Ebrard, who hours earlier had offered asylum to the Bolivian leader and other politicians.

He also said that he had contacted the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that "under international law it would proceed to grant the corresponding safe-conduct and assurances, as well as guarantees that Mr. Morales' life, personal integrity and freedom will not be endangered and that he will be able to be put in safety."

Finally, he clarified that they had informed the Organization of American States (OAS) of their decision, and that they would do the same with the United Nations in order to guarantee Morales' international protection.

Bolivian President Morales resigned on Sunday following weeks of unrest in the Latin American country in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. The president said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country's military to step down.

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