Cuba Backs Nations Offering Snowden Asylum

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Cuba's president is standing behind the man wanted for leaking information about America's surveillance programs.

Raul Castro, 82, is offering support for Venezuela and other Latin American governments willing to give National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asylum.

"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 told Cuba's national assembly Sunday.

Snowden has been stuck at a Moscow airport for nearly two weeks.

Venezuela's president has already offered him asylum. The presidents of Nicaragua and Bolivia have suggested they are willing do the same.

Meanwhile, U.S. leaders warn that any country giving sanctuary to Snowden could face economic and trade sanctions.

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