Why Venezuela Offers Asylum to Snowden

from Lucianne.com
Jul 07 2013 7:30 PM

Wall Street Journal, by Anastasia O´Grady Posted By: Desert Fox- Mon, 08 49 2013 01:49:59 GMT Edward Snowden, the former U.S. government contractor wanted for leaking sensitive national intelligence, is a victim of "persecution" by "the world´s most powerful empire," Venezuelan President Nicólas Maduro said on Friday. Mr. Maduro offered asylum to the fugitive, who was running out of prospects. Nicaragua and Bolivia have chimed in with similar offers. What plans are afoot to spirit Mr. Snowden from his Moscow airport sanctuary-assuming he accepts refuge in Latin America-are of course secret. Mr. Maduro would have us believe that his gesture is a demonstration of Venezuela´s commitment to free speech and its fierce opposition to withholding information

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