Bolivia President Evo Morales Resigns After Losing Backing Of Security Forces
Monday, November 11, 2019, 5:39 PM
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing. "I resign my post as president," the leftist Morales said in a televised address, capping a day of fast-moving events in which several ministers and senior officials quit as support for Latin America's longest-serving president crumbled.
Mexico Says It Will Offer Asylum To Bolivia President Evo Morales
Monday, November 11, 2019, 10:14 AM
Mexico said it was offering asylum to Bolivia's President Evo Morales after 20 government-officials and lawmakers had sought refuge at its embassy in La Paz. "Mexico, in accordance with its tradition of asylum and non-intervention, has received 20-personalities from the Bolivian-executive and legislature in the official residence in La-Paz, so we would also offer asylum to Evo Morales," Foreign-Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter.