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Edward Snowden is currently stranded in an airport in Moscow, but the whistleblower may soon have a new home.
Raul Castro, President of Cuba, voiced his support of Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua's offers of asylum for Snowden. Though Castro did not say if Cuba itself would offer Snowden safe passage or asylum, Snowden has to be feeling better about his options.
"We support the sovereign right of .... Venezuela and all states in the region to grant asylum to those persecuted for their ideals or their struggles for democratic rights," Castro said in a speech to Cuba's national assembly, according to state-run newspaper Juventud Rebelde.
A Russian airline offers direct flights to Havana, meaning with Castro's good graces, Snowden could potentially travel first to Cuba and then from there to wherever he chooses to accept asylum.
Castro claimed he had long been aware of the programs Snowden exposed, saying that Cuba, a long-time adversary of the US, is “one of the most harassed and spied-upon nations on the planet.”
SOURCES: Associated Press Washington Post