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Evo Morales arrives in Argentina as an asylee, he will request refuge

2019-12-12T14:26:03.222Z

Upon arrival, Morales and his companions will request that they be granted political refuge that Solá said will be approved this Thursday by the Ministry of Interior.



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(CNN Spanish) - The former president of Bolivia Evo Morales arrived in Argentina on Thursday, as asylum seeker, Foreign Minister Felipe Solá confirmed.

Solá explained that he granted asylum to five Bolivian citizens on Thursday night, including former president Morales, his former vice president Álvaro García Linera, former chancellor Diego Pary and former health minister Gabriela Montaño.

Upon arrival, Morales and his companions will request that they be granted political refuge that Solá said will be approved this Thursday by the Ministry of Interior.

Morales cannot interfere in Bolivian politics, Solá said, as part of his commitment as a refugee.

According to the Argentine Foreign Minister, the process to receive Morales after he resigned from the presidency of Bolivia began a month ago, when the ex-president announced his decision to leave Bolivia. Solá said that at that time Morales applied for asylum in Argentina that was denied by then President Mauricio Macri.

Solá explained that two children of Morales are in Argentina as university students.

At the moment, Morales is not expected to meet with President Alberto Fernández.

Since leaving power a month ago, Morales remained in Mexico as a refugee and political asylum seeker.

Source: cnnespanol

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