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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:56 PM

Evo Morales reaches Mexico as supporters march in Bolivia


BY LUIS ANDRES HENAO AND CARLOS VALDEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS
NOVEMBER 12, 2019 12:47 PM, UPDATED 2 HOURS 50 MINUTES AGO

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
Evo Morales, who sought to transform Bolivia as its first indigenous president, flew to exile in Mexico on Tuesday as thousands of his supporters clamored for his return in the streets of the Bolivian capital.

Military fighter jets flew repeatedly over La Paz in a show of force that infuriated Morales loyalists who were blocked by security forces from marching to the main square.

"We're not afraid!" shouted demonstrators, who believe the ouster of Morales following massive protests was a coup d'etat as well as an act of discrimination against Bolivia's indigenous communities.

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Ronald Arias said he had left his home in El Alto and walked for three hours to his job in downtown La Paz because the cable car connecting the cities was suspended for security reasons and barricades blocked access to public transportation.

Arias, a native Aymara, said that thanks to Morales, his parents in the countryside gained access for the first time to running water and gas for cooking.

"I was so saddened by his resignation," he said. "A lot of people in El Alto shed tears for the president."

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https://www.fresnobee.com/news/nation-world/world/article237269714.html

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