Evo Morales with the Mexican flag.

As if Mexico needed to “import” radical left-wing politicians, Evo Morales is on his way to the country.  Marcelo Ebrard at a press conference said: “We are not going to reveal Evo Morales’ place of residence for security reasons”.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard gave details of the flight of former Bolivian President Evo Morales to Mexico. Ebrard said the flight, made a stop in Paraguay, left Asunción, but Peru, –which initially gave permission to go down in Lima– asked for permission from the Bolivian Air Force, and when they had to return to Lima, they were denied permission, so they had to change their flight plan.

Bolivian people celebrate Evo´s resignation.

Asked if Morales’ family will receive protection in Mexico, Ebrard said there is still no information. Ebrard said two more people were coming on the flight with Morales. The chancellor said Ecuador allowed the plane to pass.

Following the resignation of Evo Morales from the Bolivian presidency, the question is who will occupy the post: as the country’s vice president and the presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies – next in line – also resigned, who would assume the post would be the second vice president of Bolivia’s Senate, Jeanine Añez. Profile of the opposition senator who could occupy the Bolivian Executive on an interim basis.

Yesterday, on Monday, the Mexican government announced its decision to grant “humanitarian political asylum” to Evo Morales. The former president of Bolivia is already flying into Mexican territory. The plane transporting him made a stop in Paraguay and is expected to arrive in Mexican territory between 11 and 12 local time. Ebrard said he would consult with Morales if he wants to make a statement upon arrival in Mexico.

 

The Yucatan Times
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