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Venezuela’s President Maduro offers asylum to US fugitive Snowden

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 06 July, 2013, 8:49am
UPDATED : Saturday, 06 July, 2013, 9:30am

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has petitioned several countries to avoid capture by Washington.

“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,” Maduro told a televised parade marking Venezuela’s independence day.

Snowden is believed to be holed up in the transit area of a Moscow international airport.

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goncalo
Bravo Venezuela!
the sun also rises
and Nicaragua as well !
bonbon
I am so happy for you Edward Snowden. Bravo Venezuela!!! You're a class act.
XYZ
Maduro & Snowden - a nice couple!
Carparklee
Yeah I think he really needs this 'relationship' as his passport so that he can enter the Russian soil and only after that can he reach embassies of any of these countries to receive the asylum.
doreendorothy@hotmail.com
Bravo! Our hero can finally see the light of the day.
the sun also rises
our Snowden is finally saved
he has been offered
a safe haven from
the fatherland of Bolivar and
Hugo Chavez---Venezuela
that criticizes the imperial N.America
for persecuting a young
American who leaks
the unconstitutional cyberspying
activities of the NSA of
America to the world
hoping Snowden can safely
reach his refuge far
far away
amen
John Adams
Full marks to Venezuela !

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