Edward Snowden Asylum To Be Offered By Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro Says

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CARACAS, July 5 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has petitioned several countries to avoid capture by Washington.

“I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American, Edward Snowden, so that in the fatherland of (Simon) Bolivar and (Hugo) Chavez, he can come and live away from the imperial North American persecution,” Maduro told a televised parade marking Venezuela’s independence day.  

Snowden is believed to be holed up in the transit area of a Moscow international airport. (Reporting by Daniel Wallis and Deisy Biutrago; Editing by Sandra Maler)


3 thoughts on “Edward Snowden Asylum To Be Offered By Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro Says

  1. Well, I suppose the Russians could blast Snowden into orbit to avoid what happened to the Bolivian President’s plane, and then let Snowden top the highest parachute jump from the edge of space to land in Venezuela’s back forty.

  2. I guess they’re going to milk this Snowden drama for all it’s worth. No sense in letting a good distraction go to waste.

    1. That’s what they’re paid to do.

      Bolivia just offered him asylum. Nicaragua could be next.

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