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NSA leaker Edward Snowden has yet another place to go, if only he can get there. NSA leaker Edward Snowden has yet another place to go, if only he can get there.

Bolivia: Willing To Grant Asylum To Snowden

 July 6, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

 Bolivian President Evo Morales says Snowden is welcome in his country. He said Saturday he is making the offer as a protest against the U.S. and European nations he accuses of temporarily blocking his flight home from a Moscow summit because they suspected his might have Snowden on board.

 Morales follows Presidents Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega in making the offer. He'd earlier said he was willing to consider asylum for Snowden, the same position taken by Ecuador, which is another of Bolivia's leftist Latin American allies.

 

 Morales did not say if he has received a formal petition for asylum from Snowden.

 

 Nicaragua: willing to grant asylum to Snowden

July 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

President Daniel Ortega says he's willing to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden 'if circumstances allow it." 

Snowden has asked for asylum in several countries, including Nicaragua. 

Ortega didn't say what the right circumstances would be when he made the offer in a speech Friday.

Another country says no to Snowden
July 2, 2013 at 8:15 a.m.

Another country has rejected Edward Snowden's request for political asylum.

India is the latest country to say no to Snowden, who's charged with espionage after leaking secret U.S. government programs.

Snowden, who's at Russia's airport in Moscow, had requested asylum from 21 countries, but some have said Snowden would have to actually be in the country to make a request.

Snowden changed his mind about asylum in Russia after learning that he'd have to agree not to spill any more secrets. 

Putin says no to US request to extradite Snowden
June 25, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is in the transit zone of a Moscow airport and will not be extradited to the United States.

Putin said that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border and is free to go anywhere.

Speaking on a visit to Finland Tuesday, he added that Russian security agencies "didn't work and aren't working" with Snowden. He gave no more details.

Commenting on a U.S. request to extradite him, Putin said that Russia doesn't have an extradition agreement with the U.S. and thus wouldn't meet the U.S. request.

He voiced hope that Snowden will depart as quickly as possible and that his stopover at Moscow's airport wouldn't affect bilateral ties.

Russia rejects US demand for Snowden's extradition
June 25, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

Russia's foreign minister has rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice.

Sergey Lavrov said that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border and insisted that Russia has nothing to do with him, his relations with U.S. justice or his travel plans.

Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, he angrily lashed out at the U.S. demands for the extradition and warnings of negative consequences if Moscow fails to comply.

Lavrov said that accusing Russia of "violation of U.S. laws and even some sort of conspiracy" with regard to Snowden is "absolutely ungrounded and unacceptable.

He wouldn't specify the location of Snowden, who booked a Havana-bound flight from Moscow Monday but didn't show up on the plane.

Plane believed to be carrying Snowden in Moscow
June 23, 2013

An Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong believed to be carrying a former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States has landed in Moscow.

Hong Kong's government said Edward Snowden was allowed to leave but did not say where he was headed.

Russia's state ITAR-Tass news agency cited an unnamed Aerflot official saying the Snowden was on Flight SU213, which landed on Sunday afternoon in Moscow.

The report said he intended to fly to Cuba on Monday and then on to Caracas, Venezuela.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly dropped his bid for asylum in Russia.

Russian news agencies are quoting President Vladimir Putin's spokesman as saying that Snowden withdrew his request when he learned about the terms Moscow has set out.

Putin said on Monday that Russia is ready to shelter Snowden as long as he stops leaking U.S. secrets.

Meanwhile several of the other countries where the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks says Snowden gas applied for asylum have said he cannot apply from abroad.

Officials in Germany, Norway, Austria, Poland, Finland and Switzerland say he must make his request on their soil.

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