20 January 2021,   14:33
Mexico has offered Bolivian president political asylum

Evo Morales will be granted asylum in Mexico after the former Bolivian president made a request to live in the country.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters: "Several minutes ago I received a phone call from Evo Morales in which he responded to our offer and verbally and formally requested political asylum in our country. The Mexican Foreign Ministry, after consulting Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero, made the decision to grant him asylum... for humanitarian reasons. Morales"s life and physical integrity are at risk in Bolivia".

"We will immediately proceed to inform Bolivia"s Foreign Ministry that under international law, it should offer safe conduct", - he added.