It was revealed on Thursday Nov. 14th by local media, that the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, could live his exile in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
Authorities of Mexico would have proposed at least five destinations, some of them on the coast and 2 in the “Bajío” region, Querétaro was one of them, however Morales would have preferred San Miguel de Allende, according to a statement made by the federal PAN representative, Sergio Ascencio Barba.
“Morales will reside in San Miguel de Allende, it’s a shame, since it is such an expensive city to live in.”
Amid the controversy generated by the political asylum offered by the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, criticisms have increased after knowing that Evo Morales will enjoy an escort of 10 agents from the National Guard, some of them members of the security staff of former President Enrique Peña (Estado Mayor Presidencial), as well as a generous “monthly tuition” of 150 thousand pesos.
We will have to wait for the confirmation of these versions, the truth is that from his first day of exile in our country, Evo Morales was transferred in a caravan with 3 armored trucks and motorcycles, among other security measures that were not seen in Mexico City during the AMLO administration.
Is this fair to the people of Mexico? Give a life pension of 150 thousand pesos a month to a person who had to flee his country where he is accused of being a dictator? Give him protection and residence in one of the most expensive cities in Mexico? Is the people of Mexico willing to allow this outrage?
Is this a decision that AMLO consulted with the people? Of course not.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom