Bolivia offers Snowden asylum, 3rd Latin American country to do so
Bolivia joins Venezuela and Nicaragua as the latest Latin American country to offer political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Bolivian president Evo Morales said his government extended an offer of asylum, in protest against the U.S. and several European nations.
Morales blames them for having his plane abruptly rerouted to Vienna last week, instead of flying over France, over suspicions Snowden might be onboard.
Snowden has been hiding out at Moscow’s international airport.
Russian leaders say his continued presence there will damage relations between Russia and the United States.
A number of countries have already rejected asylum applications from Snowden, including France and Italy.
Snowden is wanted by federal authorities in the U.S. to face espionage charges.