Brazil: Snowden Asylum Not Being Discussed

Without an official request, the country cannot even consider the move

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The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York City

Brazil says that it is not even considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden even after he offered to help the country investigate the extent to which the NSA has spied on the Brazilian President. The Brazilian government says it hasn’t received any official request from Snowden since he arrived in Moscow in June, Reuters reports. Snowden would need to make a formal request, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Snowden offered to help the Brazilian government investigate the NSA Internet surveillance program in an open letter in a Brazilian newspaper Tuesday. The revelation of NSA spying on Brazil led President Dilma Rousseff to cancel a visit to Washington in October. Snowden, seizing an opportunity, has been campaigning through social media to offer his help in Brazil. Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia expires in August.

[Reuters]

6 comments
BigGator5
BigGator5

Alt Headline: Brazil Takes A Pass On Going To War With The United States ...For Now

Dr_B_S_Goh
Dr_B_S_Goh

Maybe the only country willing to accept Snowden after his visa to Russia expires is North Korea? Wish all a Merry Xmas.

Maybe the New Year will bring PEACE to North East Asia and President Obama wakes up to the fact that USA is being sucked into a nuclear war with China over the China-Japan dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

eric.altman
eric.altman

How dare you all expect a writer for TIME to bother with things such as making sure the title isn't click bait?

Anon123456
Anon123456

Is this article a joke?  First, lets try and get the spelling of Edward Snowden's name consistent throughout the article.  Now, we'll look at the title - it is not supported by the text.  According to the article Brazil has indicated that Mr Snowden would need to make a formal request - that is a lot different from Brazil saying that 'it won't give Snowden Asylum'.  If I have missed something then please, correct me. If however, this is just sloppy work, then please lift your standards.