FUGITIVE

Snowden Not on Flight to Cuba

Is he just wearing a mustache or hiding in the drink cart? NSA leaker Edward Snowden is so far a no-show on what Russian officials said would be his flight to Havana on Monday—which also happens to be packed with journalists. Russian officials say they had no legal authority to send Snowden back to the U.S., despite the fact that the U.S. has charged him with espionage. Sources close to the situation said Monday that the Chinese government itself made the final decision to allow Snowden to flee to Russia, where he arrived on Sunday and then headed to Ecuador’s embassy, where he is seeking asylum. Ecuador’s foreign minister said the government is “analyzing” Snowden’s asylum request and no decision has been made yet.