Foreign Minister Ebrard: Mexico offers asylum to Evo Morales and receives 20 members of the Executive at his embassy in La Paz


The Foreign Minister indicated that his country made the offer "in accordance with its tradition of asylum and non-intervention."

The Foreign Minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, said Sunday that a group of 20 former members of the Bolivian Executive have been welcomed into the official residence of that country in La Paz.

Ebrard stressed that Mexico's action is done, "in accordance with its tradition of asylum and non-intervention," so they also extended the offer of welcome to the outgoing president, Evo Morales.

Minutes before, the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, explained that it will be this Monday when his Government makes known "widely" the position before the resignation of the Bolivian president, "who preferred to resign to expose his people to violence."

However, on Sunday night, the now ex-president stressed: "I want the Bolivian people to know, I do not have to escape, to prove if I am stealing something. If they say we have not worked, see the thousands of works built thanks to the growth economic. The humble, the poor who love the country, we will continue this struggle. "

The political analyst Luis Quintana assures that this position of the Government of Mexico is not new, because he has "extended his hand" frequently to all the processes in Latin America that have sought a "peaceful, democratic and social inclusion channel". In the case of Bolivia, it is a "crisis situation" in which Bolivian leaders are being "deposed by a fascist coup d'etat."

This expert underlines that, although Evo Morales has ratified that he will not ask for political asylum, it is "important" the provision that has shown "a country as important as Mexico" in offering "diplomatic and political" alternatives, since the ex-president could be arrested from "violent and arbitrary form" and his life "is at stake".

Morales has communicated his resignation This November 10 after an escalation of tension after the results of the general elections, which resulted in a wave of protests and violence in that South American country.

Previously, both the head of the Armed Forces and the general commander of the Bolivian Police had suggested that the president resign to seek the nation stabilization.

Morales explained that he decided to resign so that whoever was a candidate, Carlos Mesa, and the opposition chief of the Santa Cruz Civic Committee, Luis Fernando Camacho, "do not follow chasing"to union leaders, so that" they do not follow burning houses"of public officials and to stop "kidnap and mistreat" to the relatives of the indigenous leaders.

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