Bolivian Ex-President Evo Morales Leaves His Exile In Mexico

Published: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:54pm
Updated: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:56pm
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MEXICO CITY — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has left Mexico after living there in exile for half a month. But controversy surrounding the leader was left behind.

The Mexican government confirmed that Morales departed to Cuba. According to several reports, he left for medical treatment. 

Morales self-exiled from Bolivia after resigning as president, facing pressure from the military and civilians who accused him of manipulating his re-election.

The Mexican government offered Morales protection, but the public opinion in Mexico is divided.

Those who oppose Morales’ exile see him as a dangerous left-wing agitator. Others consider him an exemplary leader, including Mexico City’s mayor, who named him "Distinguished Guest."

Morales was the first indigenous president of Bolivia and the economy of his country grew steadily under his 13-year-long tenure.

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