Bolivia's Morales says he would grant asylum to Snowden if asked

LA PAZ Sat Jul 6, 2013 11:24am EDT

Bolivian President Evo Morales talks to the media as he waits for his flight at the Vienna International Airport in Schwechat July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Bolivian President Evo Morales talks to the media as he waits for his flight at the Vienna International Airport in Schwechat July 3, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Saturday he would grant asylum, if requested, to former U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Morales' offer came after two other leftist Latin American leaders - Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega - also said they would help the U.S. fugitive, who is believed to be holed up in the transit area of a Moscow international airport.

(Reporting by Daniel Ramos; Writing by Louise Egan; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Comments (6)
The_Traveler wrote:
How predictable can you get? So much for outrage and indignation, eh, Evo? I’d say it was all a pretty slick setup in the first place. Morales is in Moscow, Snowden is in Moscow, get the picture? Well, I hope Snowden enjoys his time in Ecuador, Venezuela or Bolivia, because, to quote Gollum, “you can never go home”.

Jul 06, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:
I love it… He’s so hurt and upset that we would accuse him of helping the guy, then he offers to help him. LOL

Snowden is just a tool at this point. None of these people really want to help him or have any real intention of doing so. They’re just using him to try and get under our skin. Bottom line, the guy isn’t worth the trouble. Not even Saddam would have been crazy enough to take him.

Jul 06, 2013 1:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fania wrote:
I guess from these comments you all hate the guy. I feel you, who cares about what he has leaked about the nsa. We allll knew this anyway and besides its for our protection. Ok great to each his own. 2 thumbs up for you all!

Jul 06, 2013 1:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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