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Edward Snowden receives two asylum offers

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard.

Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela made their offers during separate speeches in their home countries Friday afternoon. Snowden has asked for asylum in numerous countries, including those two.

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