After Coup, Evo Morales Faces Imprisonment, But Mexico Offers Political Asylum Through Diplomatic Mission
La Cartita --- Mexican personnel in the Bolivian embassy are moving towards providing Evo Morales asylum should the need arise. As of November 11, 1300 MX City Time, Evo Morales has accepted asylum. A right wing coup was has fully taken ahold of Bolivia, after the country's top general, General Williams Kaliman, suggested the president to resign. Meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan in the United States, head of March at the Pentagon, is condemning the coup and the United States' participation. .
Also at the center of the coup effort, Luis Fernando Camacho, a self-proclaimed leader of a suspiciously violent set of protestors, has directed more marchers and managed to co-opt large sectors of the police force.
Camacho hails from the Santa Cruz region, known for mestizos, material wealth and stronger ties to Europe and the United States. He is also the head of 'Comité Cívico Pro Santa Cruz'. In the past these Civic Committees have acted in conjunction with groups in La Paz to disrupt Morales' government, with evidence of links to the US Chamber of Commerce.Mexico Declares Coup in Bolivia; Offers Asylum
Mexico accepted 20 Bolivian lawmakers yesterday as the news of the coup was eminating worldwide. The Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, publicly declared the action as a coup against Evo Morales. Both, Argentina and Mexico, have offered Bolivia's president asylum.
"It's a coup because the army requested the resignation of the president, and that violates the constitutional order of that country," Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.
During a press conference, Ebrard invoked various formalities established to allow for Morales' arrival. He mentioned Morales phoned him earlier today to formally request asylum, leading the Mexican air force to mobilize to this end.