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Now Bolivia Says They'll Take Edward Snowden

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Bolivia's President Evo Morales during a welcome ceremony for presidents attending an extraordinary meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Thursday, July 4, 2013. Leaders of Uruguay, Ecuador, Surinam, Argentina and Venezuela are meeting in Bolivia Thursday in support of Morales, who said said Thursday that the rerouting of his plane in Europe, over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was on board was a plot by the U.S. to intimidate him and other Latin American leaders. (AP)

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- NSA leaker Edward Snowden has yet another place to go, if only he can get there.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Bolivia's President Evo Morales during a welcome ceremony for presidents attending an extraordinary meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Thursday, July 4, 2013. Both leaders said they'll offer asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. (AP)

Bolivian President Evo Morales says Snowden is welcome in his country. He said Saturday he is making the offer as a protest against the U.S. and European nations he accuses of temporarily blocking his flight home from a Moscow summit because they suspected his might have Snowden on board.

Morales follows Presidents Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua in making the offer. He'd earlier said he was willing to consider asylum for Snowden, the same position taken by Ecuador, which is another of Bolivia's leftist Latin American allies.

Morales says he has not yet received a formal petition for asylum from Snowden.

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