November 12, 2019 / 1:52 AM / a month ago

Bolivia's Morales says leaving for Mexico, vows to return 'with more strength and energy'

FILE PHOTO: Bolivia's President Evo Morales addresses the media at the presidential hangar in the Bolivian Air Force terminal in El Alto, Bolivia, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia’s outgoing president Evo Morales announced his departure for asylum in Mexico on Twitter just after 9:30 p.m. (0130 GMT) on Monday night, vowing to return “with more strength and energy.”

“It hurts to leave the country for political reasons, but I will stay in touch,” he said. “Soon I will return with more strength and energy.”

Reporting by Daniel Ramos in La Paz; Editing by Sandra Maler

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