The former analyst of the CIA, Edward Snowden, accepted the proposal of asylum granted by Venezuela in order to avoid prosecution in the United States, said Glenn Greenwald, the British journalist from The Guardian newspaper’s who resides in Brazil.
Greenwald said that Snowden could choose between Venezuela and the three Latin American countries that have offered him asylum. The journalist added that in his opinion is an “educated guess” after their recent contact with Snowden on Saturday and also on Tuesday, during an Internet chat.
Through these conversations he believes that the documents obtained from the National Security Agency are not in the hands of foreign governments. Greenwald said Snowden’s challenge now will be “figure out how to get to the country that has offered asylum.”
Meanwhile the NGO World Service Authority said yesterday that they have emitted a “world citizen” passport for Snowden, “that will facilitate reaching the desired destination.”