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Snowden Gets Three Asylum Offers

It appears that Edward Snowden now has some options. The presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua on Friday separately offered the NSA leaker asylum in their countries— and Bolivia threw its hat into the ring on Saturday. What's more, Russia indicated they are open to letting him leave. Snowden had sought refuge from 20 nations after fleeing the United States, and these are the first to accept him. As of now, Snowden is still rumored to be cooped up in the transit zone of a Moscow airport. President Nicolas Maduro said he was offering asylum to Snowden so that Snowden could be free of "persecution from the empire." The next flight out of Moscow to Caracas, though, isn't until Sunday afternoon, so Snowden may have to enjoy the pleasures of the Moscow airport a little bit longer.