Plane carrying Bolivia’s Morales to Mexico takes off: Mexican FM

The 60-year-old resigned from the presidency on Sunday after losing the support of the armed forces following three weeks of street protests over his disputed re-election to a fourth term.

Plane carrying Bolivia's Morales to Mexico takes off: Mexican FM

Plane carrying Bolivia's Morales to Mexico takes off: Mexican FM

Mexico City: Former president Evo Morales left Bolivia aboard a Mexican military airplane on Monday night, Mexico’s foreign minister said, a day after his shock resignation.

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Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard earlier said the North American country had granted Morales’s request for asylum.

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The 60-year-old resigned from the presidency on Sunday after losing the support of the armed forces following three weeks of street protests over his disputed re-election to a fourth term.

(AFP)

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