Edward Snowden is looking for political asylum from whichever government is willing to house him, but so far only a few have signaled their approval of the fleeing American. Some South American nations, however, seem to think rather favorably of Snowden, and Venezuela may be the first to accept his entry.
According to the press, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has publicly offered Snowden the assistance and shelter he desperately needs.
“I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American, Edward Snowden, so that in the fatherland of Bolivar and Chavez, he can come and live away from the imperial North American persecution,” Maduro said in a televised message to his people.
Snowden is currently stuck in a transit area at Moscow’s international airport, but his departure may come soon in light of Maduro’s announcement.