Evo Morales waves upon his arrival at the airport in Mexico City on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

Ousted Bolivia leader Evo Morales begins Mexico exile as senator steps into presidency to end power vacuum

  • Lawmakers had been summoned to formalise Sunday’s resignation and confirm Jeanine Anez as interim president
  • Morales, tweeting from exile in Mexico, condemned what he called ‘the sneakiest, most nefarious coup in history’
Topic |   Americas

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Evo Morales waves upon his arrival at the airport in Mexico City on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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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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