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Venezuela And Nicaragua Have Offered Asylum To Edward Snowden

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may have finally found a lucky break. The presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to the man on the run from the United States government for exposing classified information about secret surveillance programs.

There was some confusion earlier this week about whether Snowden was on a plane with the president of Bolivia, but he reportedly remains in the Moscow airport, and has sent out a number of additional asylum requests to countries who haven’t officially said no yet.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega may be willing to grant Snowden asylum, as according to Reuters, he said he would do it “if circumstances permit.”

Meanwhile, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro was more emphatic in his offer, making this bold declaration during a televised parade.

“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.”

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