Is Venezuela Snowden's Last Resort?

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WikiLeaks said requests have also been made to Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Iceland, India, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Nicaragua and Spain.

Attention turned to Maduro after he defended Snowden while speaking to Russian reporters.

"He did not kill anyone and did not plant a bomb," Maduro said. "What he did was tell a great truth in an effort to prevent wars. He deserves protection under international and humanitarian law."

Even though Maduro did come to Snowden's defense, according to The New York Times, the Venezuelan president did not speak on the possibility of Venezuela utltimately agreeing to providing asylum for the NSA leaker.

“Snowden himself is in a pretty difficult situation,” said Dmitri V. Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. “I think he was following Assange’s advice trying to get to Ecuador, but then Ecuador, and, indirectly, Cuba, have failed him. I think Venezuela is talking to the U.S. as well. The U.S. can offer things to Venezuela.”

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