AFP: Mexico grants asylum to Bolivian leader Morales12 November 2019 | 00:21 | FOCUS News Agency
"Several minutes ago I received a phone call from (former) president Evo Morales to verbally and formally request political asylum in our country," Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told a news conference. Morales will have asylum with immediate effect for his own protection, Ebrard added, but did not answer journalists' questions on whether he would travel to Mexico, and if so when he would arrive.
Meanwhile, hundreds of supporters of resigned Bolivian leader Morales marched toward the capital La Paz, as opposition leader Carlos Mesa said he feared an imminent attack on his home. The march left La Paz's satellite town of El Alto, an AFP journalist reported, as the few open shops in the area hurriedly closed and Mesa took to Twitter to ask for police help against "a violent mob" heading for his home.
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