Ecuador to accept Snowden, offers U.S. 23 mil for 'human rights education'Submitted by radiofriendly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:46
(Reuters) Ecuador said on Thursday it was waiving preferential rights under a U.S. trade agreement to demonstrate its principled approach to the asylum request of former American spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
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Officials in Quito added that the U.S. fugitive’s case had still not been processed because he had not reached any of its diplomatic premises.
In a deliberately cheeky touch from the leftist government of President Rafael Correa, Ecuador also offered a multimillion donation for human rights training in the United States.
"Ecuador gives up, unilaterally and irrevocably the said customs benefits…What’s more, Ecuador offers the United States economic aid of $23 million annually, similar to what we received with the trade benefits, with the intention of providing education about human rights…”
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What should the U.S. response be to Edward Snowden?
Snowden who? Focus on lack of privacy and the 4th amendment. (82%)
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Audio from random phone calls. (67%)
Private emails between John McCain and Lindsey Graham. (33%)
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