Venezuela to Snowden: Come here

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to decide if he wants to fly to Caracas after the fugitive sent an asylum request aimed at escaping US justice. “”We told this young man, ‘you are being persecuted by the empire, come here,'” Maduro said, referring to the United States. He called the offers from the three Latin American nations “collective humanitarian political asylum.” Over the weekend, the leftist leaders of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia all offered asylum to Snowden, who has spent more than two weeks stranded at Moscow’s international airport while waiting for a country to give him sanctuary.

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