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Evo Morales leaves Mexico for refugee status in Argentina

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s head of foreign affairs has confirmed the departure of the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales from Mexico to Argentina.

La Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard confirmed the decision of Morales to apply for refugee status in Argentina saying “I had a conversation with Evo Morales who informed me of his decision to move to Buenos Aires. He gratefully thanked the generosity of the people and government of Mexico.”

Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Solá reported that “He has just arrived in Ezeiza. I think he is accompanied by a former minister and two other officials.”

After arriving in Argentina Thursday morning, Morales made his refugee request. On social media he said, “I arrived in Argentina to continue fighting for the humblest and to unite the Patria Grande, I am strong and lively.”

The former Bolivian president spent the last month in Mexico, making a visit to Cuba for a medical review.