Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia’s Evo Morales, calls for protected conduct

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MEXICO CITY (Information) – Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales, Mexico’s high diplomat stated on Monday, after the veteran socialist resigned following a disputed election within the South American nation.

“We are going to instantly proceed to tell Bolivia’s overseas ministry that below worldwide legislation, it ought to supply protected conduct” to Morales, Mexico’s Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard instructed reporters.

The departure of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, one in every of a wave of leftists who dominated Latin America’s politics initially of the century, has failed to finish weeks of violent protests about allegations of fraud on the Oct. 20 re-election.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Modifying by Frank Jack Daniel