Breaking: Bolivia Leader Morales secures asylum in Mexico

Mexico said Monday it has granted asylum to Bolivia’s recently resigned president Evo Morales, after the leftist leader’s departure left the South American nation reeling amid a power vacuum.

“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. “Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero made the decision to grant him asylum.”

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