BRAZIL DENIES SNOWDEN APPLIED FOR ASYLUM

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BRASïLIA: Brazil’s foreign minister denied on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden had applied to the Brazilian government for asylum. Snowden, who is currently in Russia on temporary asylum that expires in August, told Brazil’s Globo TV in an interview aired on Sunday that he “would love to live in Brazil” and had formally applied for asylum there. But Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo said that was not the case. “If the request arrives, it will be considered. It hasn’t arrived,” he told O Globo.

AFP

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