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Evo Morales leaves Mexico on ‘temporary’ trip to Cuba

Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks from the presidential hangar in El Alto, Bolivia.

Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks from the presidential hangar in El Alto, Bolivia.   | Photo Credit: AP

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The person said Mr. Morales was scheduled to see the same Cuban medical team that attended to him in Bolivia.

A person close to the self-exiled former President Evo Morales of Bolivia said on Friday that the former leader is in Cuba for a medical appointment.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity, and did not specify whether it was a routine medical checkup or an appointment to treat a specific ailment.

The person said Mr. Morales was scheduled to see the same Cuban medical team that attended to him in Bolivia.

Mexico’s foreign relations ministry confirmed that Mr. Morales had left Friday on a “temporary” visit to Cuba.

Mr. Morales was granted political asylum in Mexico after he resigned Bolivia’s presidency following widespread protests over a disputed presidential election that he claimed to have won. He arrived in Mexico on Nov. 11 and had not left Mexico since.

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