Mexico vows to stand firm on granting asylum in Bolivia

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday pledged to stick by his government's decision to give asylum to several people in Mexico's embassy in Bolivia, which has sparked a dispute with the interim administration in La Paz....

Mexico vows to stand firm on granting asylum in Bolivia

Mexico vows to stand firm on granting asylum in BoliviaMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday pledged to stick by his government's decision to give asylum to several people in Mexico's embassy in Bolivia, which has sparked a dispute with the interim administration in La Paz. "It's a matter of principle," Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular government news conference. To hand over the people would mean abandoning what Mexico regards as a "sacred" right to grant asylum, he added.