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Mexico says to stick by those it granted asylum in Bolivia

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico December 27, 2019. southafricnews/Henry Romero

MEXICO CITY (southafricnews) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday promised to stick by his government’s decision to grant asylum to several people in Mexico’s embassy in Bolivia, which has sparked a row with the interim administration in La Paz.

“It’s a matter of principle,” Lopez Obrador told reporters at a government news conference.

Reporting by Dave Graham; editing by John Stonestreet

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