Bolivia’s Evo Morales arrives in Mexico under political asylum

Mexico City (AFP) – Bolivia’s ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Mexico Tuesday to take up political asylum, two days after resigning amid mounting protests over his fraud-stained re-election to a fourth term.

The Mexican air force plane carrying the leftist leader touched down at the Mexico City international airport, where Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard — who says Morales was the victim of a “coup” — was waiting to greet him.

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