Former Bolivian President Evo Morales Granted Asylum in Argentina

Morales Left Office Amid Pressure From Disputed Elections


The Argentine government has granted former Bolivian President Evo Morales asylum after he resigned in November after a disputed election. Morales had initially fled to Mexico and was granted Assylum.

Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola said the former leader had arrived in the country. Morales will be prohibited from making political statements in the country, he added.

Sola revealed that four other people had sought asylum in the country.

Morales arrived in the country two days after the inauguration of President Alberto Fernandez.

Morales resigned following the revelation of irregularities in the October vote. The revelations contained in the Organization of American States (OAS) audit sparked mass protests forcing Morales to end his 14-year rule.