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Venezuela's Maduro Offers Asylum Snowden

CARACAS | Fri Jul 5, 2013 8:16pm EDT

[Reuters] - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has petitioned several countries to avoid capture by Washington.

"I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American, Edward Snowden, so that in the fatherland of (Simon) Bolivar and (Hugo) Chavez, he can come and live away from the imperial North American persecution," Maduro told a televised parade marking Venezuela's independence day. Snowden is believed to be holed up in the transit area of a Moscow international airport. Read more

Update: Mox News / BBC: Presidents Of Venezuela & Nicaragua Offer Asylum


Guardian: Venezuela, Nicaragua...and Bolivia offer asylum to Edward Snowden

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Cyril's picture


Such a disgrace for We The People, to hear about a self-proclaimed FOREIGN socialist president "offering" his so-called humanitarian asylum to an American citizen who had to flee away from the American version of the socialist deception operating from D.C.

Socialists are your new Supermen, people.

They OWN you.

They OWN me.

They OWN this system of things.

It's factual. We can just look out of our windows.

Nothing but crowds begging for more policies by and for their RULERS' sake.

In exchange for more cheap Bread, and more expensive Circuses.

Now, may I ask?

Of what crime Edward Snowden has been convicted?

When was due process followed?

Why does he even have to hide?

I am ashamed for this country's people representatives, just after mine.

What will it take for the people to go after the actual criminals dwelling, roaming, and ruling over them, those traitors making fun of us all, and of the rule of law, while spitting, vomitting, craping over YOUR Bill of Rights?


The view of this makes me sick.

R.I.P, Justice.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Honduras too?

Peruvian media is reporting that Honduras has also offered Snowden asylum.


Honduras would actually be

Honduras would actually be the best spot.. hopefully that is true. The Honduran govt actually has a strong libertarian streak, especially for a Latin America govt - but also loathe U.S. meddling after Obama harassed them when they deposed their Chavez-wannabe "President" some years back.

Don't know much about Honduras

but it must be better than Venezuela. I don't think Snowden would be safe there.

Yo hablo Rosetta Stone!

Yo hablo Rosetta Stone!

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

For those who have not seen it....

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
A 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

A television crew from Ireland’s Radio Telifís Éireann happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002. Shifting focus, they followed the events as they occurred.


This bloke

has balls of steel.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

...now nicaragua too!!!


"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

The next destination will be

The next destination will be chosen and done before Thursday next week. You'll enjoy the "catch me if you can" chase.

Plenty of hot women in

Plenty of hot women in Venezuela. I say go for it.

Edward Snowden can walk or

Edward Snowden can walk or fly right into Venezuela with his head held high. One hair is harmed on that mans head and the keys to the insurance file are immediately released.

Snowden Beware of Venezuela

Or any other country with "Big Oil" resources that the NWO wants.

Chavez was murdered, and how do we know if his replacement Is not the NWO "shoe-in" kind of guy. Especially after seeing the fist fight in the chambers of Venezuela's congress that erupted after the presidential election because members were calling election fraud.

Who's better at orchestrating election fraud than our very own CIA.

Think about it seriously.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Chavez was a very bad man and

Chavez was a very bad man and Maduro no different if not worse. Also chavez died from cancer. The Usa did not have the need to dispose of chavez...all of his oil was sold to the usa. Maduro is using the situation for personal gain, an increase in popularity. But regardless i am happy to see snowden gain some safety from the reaches of obama.

Snowden will one day return to the usa as a hero.


was murdered. Look into it. He even claimed America gave him cancer.

I wouldn't doubt if our Gov can give people cancer.

I agree, we shouldn't kid ourselves

I understand that Snowden needs to find asylum wherever he can, but let's not kid ourselves. Venezuela is a socialist (quasi communist) dictatorship disguised as a democracy; Bolivia, Nicaragua, Argentina and Ecuador are too.

I welcome anyone giving asylum to Snowden, but this is not to say that the leaders of those countries are good people.

An old saying seems to apply here

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Not to say there are no good

Not to say there are no good people in venezuala, i believe every nation has them, and those who can learn to be with understanding, but i agree, any government who has any kind of dealings with the us government, should be held suspect, unless that nation, through actions, proves itself honest in their belief of human liberty, not human government


This dude is taking down websites left and right of people offering asylum. We need to start a good political discussion with this hacktivist who believes that shredding the constitution is okay. He (they) are trying sell the idea that cashing in our civil liberties is essential for security.


What a freakin' clownboat.

thanks for the heads up

thanks for the heads up


US Fugitive Snowden's Asylum Options Narrow Down
Novinite.com - ‎18 hours ago‎
The arrest warrant is issued with the aim to prevent Snowden's attempts to escape from US authorities. It is believed that the former US intelligence officer may try to get to Cuba on a flight from the Moscow airport, when the plane stops to refuel in Ireland.

US sends Government an arrest warrant for Snowden
Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The warrant has been issued as a pre-emptive strike against any effort by Mr Snowden to evade the US authorities by flying from Moscow to Havana on a commercial flight that stops off at Shannon for refuelling.

The warrant would enable the Garda to arrest Mr Snowden under the Extradition Act 1965.

He could be brought before a District Court where a judge could detain him in custody for up to 18 days during which time the Americans could execute a full extradition process to bring him back to America to stand trial.


anybody?? (thx ahead :)


... here we go...

... Persecuting a young man of 29 years of age; Edward Snowden. Who worked for the CIA and has brought about a conjuncture of grave information regarding world-wide espionage, and the plans of control and governance, of the United States against the rest of the world.

In first place, against the very own Europe. The documents brought about by this young man, Snowden, gravely compromise the government and power of the United States against Europe- and Europe silences! And the hypocrisy of the European diplomacy- they play crazy (dumb)! And the nations/peoples observe the cowardice and weakness of their governments- that most likely now seem as colonies; ancient capitals of colonist, today appear as colonies of the United States.

And now craziness runs amok- of the persecution against the governments of the world. That is why I would like, today, in the name of America's dignity- announce something. Just yesterday I mentioned it to various presidents. Various governments of Latin America, have expressed their desire of assuming a position as the one I am going to express at this moment.

As head of state and government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young U.S. citizen Edward Snowden, so that in land of Bolivar and Chavez he may be able to come and live free from the imperial persecution of North America.

"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

Linda Cross's picture

Thanks Rafael!

I was hoping that someone who actually knew Spanish would translate it too! I picked it up living in a Spanish country and never learned it correctly. My husband didn't know English, when we met, 30 years ago. We wore out a dictionary getting acquainted.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Thank you Rafael!!

for translating.. that took some time and effort.. I appreciate it!

Linda Cross's picture

I know street Spanish, so here's the meaning:

They are after the young 29 year old, Eduard Snowden, who worked for the CIA and took out information which was very bad for the world: the plans to spy on the world and control the governments of the world, and to especially control Europe.The document of Snowden compromised the US Government against Europe and Europe has been silent about this hipocrisy, and the hipocrisy of this diplomacy has made Europe crazy. It has made them as colonist of the United States, this dark persecution by the World Government. That's why I want to, today, in the name of the dignity of America, announce, as I told yesterday to the male Presidents and female Presidents, "Governments of Latin America who are with me in what I say"..........!

The rest is translated on screen and appears to be translated correctly.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

thank you Omaleta!

for the translation!