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 Morales Granted Asylum in Mexico, Minister Says

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http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/bolivias-morales-granted-asylum-in-mexico-minister-says/ar-BBWBCDn?li=AAggFp5&ocid=iehp
 
  (Bloomberg) -- Bolivia’s Evo Morales accepted Mexico’s offer of political asylum, thrusting leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government into the center of a crisis that has split Latin America’s government allegiances.The asylum was granted due to “humanitarian reasons and by virtue of the emergency situation he faces in Bolivia, where his life and integrity are at risk,” Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said at a news conference in Mexico City on Monday.

  Mexico has asked Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry to ensure Morales’s safe passage to the country under international law, he said, without giving details of when the former president would travel.

  Bolivia is in chaos after a night of arson attacks and clashes. Morales quit Sunday following election irregularities that triggered weeks of violence and intervention from the armed forces.

Evo Morales wearing a suit and tie: President Evo Morales Holds Press Conference Following Elections © Bloomberg President Evo Morales Holds Press Conference Following Elections
Mexico, along with Venezuela, Cuba and Argentina’s president-elect, Alberto Fernandez, has called the military intervention a “coup.” U.S. President Donald Trump, in the meantime, applauded the armed forces for “abiding by its oath to protect not just a single person, but Bolivia’s constitution.”

  The offer of asylum was originally made public by Ebrard via Twitter on Sunday night, saying that the Mexican government has received 20 Bolivian executive and legislative officials seeking asylum at the nation’s official residence in La Paz,Bolivia and would offer the same to Morales.

  An Aymara Indian in a country historically ruled by a wealthier, white elite, Morales took power in 2006, the year that Lopez Obrador made the first of his two unsuccessful runs for the president before he finally won election last year. Morales was a champion for the poor and an icon of the region’s left.
  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Marcelo Ebrard are posing for a picture: AMLO Holds Press Briefing As Mexico Launches Plan to Curb Migrant Flow ©
  Ebrard on Sunday had decried the military’s intervention to push Morales aside, saying it was reminiscent of Latin America’s bloody coups of the 20th century. On Monday, he again criticized the armed forces for interrupting Bolivia’s proper constitutional order.

  Mexico has a long tradition of granting asylum to foreign leaders. The Shah of Iran, who fled during the revolution in 1979, took refuge in the resort city of Cuernavaca, with former U.S. President Richard Nixon coming to visit him. Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, who became an exile after clashing with Joseph Stalin, moved to Mexico in 1937 and was welcomed by leftist President Lazaro Cardenas, who is a hero for Lopez Obrador.

  Morales said in a post on Twitter Monday that his house and his sister’s house were attacked, and that his ministers have received threats. Banks, supermarkets and government offices in the center of La Paz,Bolivia were closed following looting Sunday night, local media reported.

Read More: Bolivia Faces Power Vacuum and Chaos After Morales Quits

  Morales was the lone survivor of the so-called pink tide of leftist leaders that reshaped the continent’s politics during the 2000s. Unlike his ally Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, he presided over strong economic growth, rising incomes and falling poverty. But his democratic credentials were questioned after he ignored the result of a 2016 referendum on presidential term limits.

--With assistance from Nacha Cattan.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eric Martin in Mexico City at emartin21@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Juan Pablo Spinetto at jspinetto@bloomberg.net, Robert Jameson

For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com

©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
 
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This really proves AMLO's socialism, more than anything.

Evo Morales in Bolivia is like the Argentina regime, Silva in Brazil and Maduro in Venezuela.  The pink tide.  Really show's that AMLO is totalitarian, not in for the short run.  Hugs, not bullets, bu###hit.  

Another benefactor of the war on drugs, of course cocoa leaves alleviated altitude sickness.  Hopefully AMLO will give Morales his due.
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Morales Granted Asylum in Mexico, Minister Says

Eric Martin
 
2 hrs ago
   
Image: Lucky Miller

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/bolivias-morales-granted-asylum-in-mexico-minister-says/ar-BBWBCDn?li=AAggFp5&ocid=iehp
 
  (Bloomberg) -- Bolivia’s Evo Morales accepted Mexico’s offer of political asylum, thrusting leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government into the center of a crisis that has split Latin America’s government allegiances.The asylum was granted due to “humanitarian reasons and by virtue of the emergency situation he faces in Bolivia, where his life and integrity are at risk,” Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said at a news conference in Mexico City on Monday.

  Mexico has asked Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry to ensure Morales’s safe passage to the country under international law, he said, without giving details of when the former president would travel.

  Bolivia is in chaos after a night of arson attacks and clashes. Morales quit Sunday following election irregularities that triggered weeks of violence and intervention from the armed forces.

Evo Morales wearing a suit and tie: President Evo Morales Holds Press Conference Following Elections © Bloomberg President Evo Morales Holds Press Conference Following Elections
Mexico, along with Venezuela, Cuba and Argentina’s president-elect, Alberto Fernandez, has called the military intervention a “coup.” U.S. President Donald Trump, in the meantime, applauded the armed forces for “abiding by its oath to protect not just a single person, but Bolivia’s constitution.”

  The offer of asylum was originally made public by Ebrard via Twitter on Sunday night, saying that the Mexican government has received 20 Bolivian executive and legislative officials seeking asylum at the nation’s official residence in La Paz,Bolivia and would offer the same to Morales.

  An Aymara Indian in a country historically ruled by a wealthier, white elite, Morales took power in 2006, the year that Lopez Obrador made the first of his two unsuccessful runs for the president before he finally won election last year. Morales was a champion for the poor and an icon of the region’s left.
  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Marcelo Ebrard are posing for a picture: AMLO Holds Press Briefing As Mexico Launches Plan to Curb Migrant Flow ©
  Ebrard on Sunday had decried the military’s intervention to push Morales aside, saying it was reminiscent of Latin America’s bloody coups of the 20th century. On Monday, he again criticized the armed forces for interrupting Bolivia’s proper constitutional order.

  Mexico has a long tradition of granting asylum to foreign leaders. The Shah of Iran, who fled during the revolution in 1979, took refuge in the resort city of Cuernavaca, with former U.S. President Richard Nixon coming to visit him. Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, who became an exile after clashing with Joseph Stalin, moved to Mexico in 1937 and was welcomed by leftist President Lazaro Cardenas, who is a hero for Lopez Obrador.

  Morales said in a post on Twitter Monday that his house and his sister’s house were attacked, and that his ministers have received threats. Banks, supermarkets and government offices in the center of La Paz,Bolivia were closed following looting Sunday night, local media reported.

Read More: Bolivia Faces Power Vacuum and Chaos After Morales Quits

  Morales was the lone survivor of the so-called pink tide of leftist leaders that reshaped the continent’s politics during the 2000s. Unlike his ally Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, he presided over strong economic growth, rising incomes and falling poverty. But his democratic credentials were questioned after he ignored the result of a 2016 referendum on presidential term limits.

--With assistance from Nacha Cattan.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eric Martin in Mexico City at emartin21@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Juan Pablo Spinetto at jspinetto@bloomberg.net, Robert Jameson

For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com

©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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That's too bad, i really like Evo.
I wonder how long he will have to hide in Mexico
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he boarded a Mexican plane to Mexico
 
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
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he is one of only 4 or 5 nations [cuba, bolivia, russia, china and i think N Korea] that support  Maduro

That said a lot to me.

 But then he has done some good things for the mexican people and when trump called on him to help with the massive caravans he stepped up, which surprised me as he is for open borders.  

what i have noticed is he is not as avid in his ideology as he was in all the years he ran for president.  
 
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@Chivis is it safe to assume that he has gained massive wealth (and able to keep it) as president?
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Sounds like Mexico picked him up in 1 of their planes and he's already on the ground in Mexico.They said Mexico had offered asylum among Venezuela and a couple of other countries but will he be safe there?
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They picked him up in one of the planes that AMLO has put on sale - there are a bunch of them sitting around waiting to be sold. Past administrations had quite a fleet of luxury jets.
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Now he’s left Mexico.Maybe I will run into him on the beach in Cuba next month!                       https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/07/evo-morales-heads-to-cuba-amid-talk-of-an-eventual-comeback
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Mica
There is only 1 reason he would not want stay in Mexico and live out his life.  

Lack of or access to money.