Cuba Supports Snowden’s Asylum Offer From Allies

Cuba, which has seen wave upon wave of refugees leave…

Cuba, which has seen wave upon wave of refugees leave its shores in search of freedom in America, has spoken up in support of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who was called “a man persecuted for his ideals” by Cuban President Raul Castro. Castro fully and openly supports other leftist Latin American governments to grant Snowden asylum.

But Castro made no reference as to whether Cuba itself would offer him refuge or safe passage, a key issue since Snowden’s simplest route to Latin America might be one of five direct flights that Russian carrier Aeroflot operates to Havana each week. From there Snowden could fly to Venezuela, Bolivia or Nicaragua, all possible destinations for him.

It is not clear whether, despite Castro’s speech on Sunday, the communist-run country wants to risk torpedoing mildly improved relations with the United States by letting Snowden transit through the island.


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