Raising funds for Evo Morales
Evo Morales, the former Bolivian President, has been exiled in Mexico since November 13 - Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP

Raising funds for Evo Morales

08/12/2019
11:25
Mexico City
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Raising funds for Evo Morales

A week ago, lawmaker Gerardo Fernández Noroña sent a letter to some fellow politicians, to ask them to donate MXN $500 to create a fund for Evo Morales, the former Bolivian President, who has been exiled in Mexico since November 13. We've been told that Noroña was looking to get MXN $159,500 per month to financially support Evo Morales since Morena and its allies have 319 lawmakers in the lower chamber. The letter was sent out on December 3 and was sent to lawmakers from Morena, PT, and PES; the letter also requests MXN $500 per month for the former Bolivian President. Will the request change now that Evo Morales left Mexico for Cuba?

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