Bolivia's Morales in Mexico for political asylum

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Added On November 14, 2019

 The country's President Evo Morales has arrived in Mexico City shortly after his recent resignation to seek political asylum.

 
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Morales was received by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at the Mexico City International Airport on Tuesday.
 
In a brief message to the press, Morales said he was very grateful to the Mexican President and his government, and that he had resigned in order to avoid further bloodshed in Bolivia.
 
SOUNDBITE(Spanish): EVO MORALES 
 
“I want to tell you again, we have decided to resign, so that there are no more bloody events, no more clashes to the people. And we are very grateful because the president of Mexico, the government, the Bolivian people, saved my life.”
 
Morales, whose re-election victory triggered weeks of protests amid fraud allegations, announced his resignation on Sunday after the military demanded his departure.
 
Up to now, Morales, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, and the presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies have announced their resignations.
 
Morales said despite his resignation, he would still fight for freedom.
 
SOUNDBITE(Spanish): EVO MORALES 
 
"As long as I live, we will continue in politics; as long as I live, the struggle continues, and we are sure that the people of the world have every right to free themselves.”
 
Evo Morales accepted on Monday the political asylum offered by the Mexican government.