A broken portrait of former Bolivia president Evo Morales on the floor of his private home in Cochabamba, Bolivia, after hooded opponents broke into the residence. Photo; AP

Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia’s ex-leader Evo Morales whose ‘life was at risk’

  • Evo Morales thanked Mexico for protecting him and vowed to come back to his country ‘stronger and more energetic’
  • The departure of Morales followed weeks of violent protests over allegations of fraud in the October 20 election
Topic |   Mexico

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A broken portrait of former Bolivia president Evo Morales on the floor of his private home in Cochabamba, Bolivia, after hooded opponents broke into the residence. Photo; AP
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A broken portrait of former Bolivia's President Evo Morales, who resigned on Sunday. Photo: AP

Bolivians celebrate after leader Evo Morales heeds military’s call to resign, leaving presidency in limbo

  • The military chief urged the president to step down to ease political turmoil and violent protests on the streets triggered by last month’s election
  • Before Morales finished his statement, people began honking their car horns and taking to the streets to celebrate, waving flags and setting off fireworks
Topic |   Human rights

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A broken portrait of former Bolivia's President Evo Morales, who resigned on Sunday. Photo: AP
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