Venezuela Offers “Humanitarian Asylum” to Edward Snowden

Free from “imperial persecution”
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Every other country passed, but it looks like Edward Snowden may be taking up permanent residence in Venezuela — if he can get there.

(Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. 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.

UPDATE at 7/5/13 5:55:12 pm

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