Evo Morales arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, two days after resigning as president of Bolivia following weeks of violent protests and leaving behind a confused power vacuum in the Andean nation.
Morales, who transformed Bolivia as its first indigenous president, was offered political asylum by leftist Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The socialist politician was met at Mexico City's airport by Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard after a flight from Bolivia on a Mexican government plane.
'We're very thankful because the president of Mexico saved my life,' Morales told reporters moments after he stepped off the airplane.
'As long as I have life we remain in politics. As long as I have life I will continue the fight.'