(VIDEO) Snowden Asylum: Ecuador FM slams Morales jet fiasco, urges more nations to aid leaker

Edward Snowden reportedly leans toward Venezuela for asylum, while RT speaks to Ecuador’s foreign minister on the reasons behind Latin America’s backing for whistleblowers on the run. Three Latin American states have offered asylum but Edward Snowden is has yet to pick which one he’ll accept. Reports say he’s leaning towards Venezuela, whose offer came in early on a wave of South American support. Speaking exclusively to RT, Ecuador’s foreign minister explained the continent-wide backing for whistleblowers and why he believes it’s necessary.

RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.

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