Friday, July 5, 2013

Nicaragua, Venezuela offer asylum to Snowden

Photo credit: AP | Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, right, and National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello attend a military promotion ceremony at the 4F military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 5, 2013. On Friday Venezuela marks its 202 independence anniversary from Spain. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

(AP) -- The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard.
Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela made their offers during separate speeches.

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