Bolivia’s ousted president flees to Mexico

Bolivia’s ousted president Evo Morales caught a flight to political asylum in Mexico last night, while military and police deployed in the streets of La Paz to quell violence.
Morales said he would resign to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election last month, but he stoked fears of further unrest by saying he was the victim of a “coup” and faced arrest.
Video footage showed clashes on the streets of La Paz and some buildings on fire Sunday night after the military had called on Morales to step down and allies had deserted him following weeks of protests since the October 20 election.