Following the controversial arrival of the former CIA analyst, Edward Snowden, Russia, the BBC said that the person would cause problems with relationships between many countries.
After eleven days, the hypothesis was confirmed, after it unleashed diplomatic tensions globally. What started as a conflict of decisions between the U.S., Russia, China and Ecuador, regarding the future of the former analyst, has become a problem that has affected several groups and governments.
The European Union (EU) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), have also been affected by the Snowden case. The problem arose after air restrictions that the Bolivian president Evo Morales suffered when he was unable to fly over France, Portugal, and Italy, and finally landed and remained in Austria about thirteen hours.
This event stirred several countries in Latin America. According to Morales “an apology is not enough for a country that did not allowed us to use their territory, I was a prisoner in Vienna for more than 13 hours.”