President Evo Morales has warned that he could close the US Embassy
in Bolivia as South America's leftist leaders rallied to support him
after his presidential plane was re-routed amid suspicions that NSA
leaker Edward Snowden was on board.
Morales again blamed Washington
for pressuring European countries to refuse to allow his plane to fly
through their airspace on Tuesday, forcing it to land in Vienna,
Austria, in what he called a violation of international law. He had been
returning from a summit in Russia during which he had suggested he
would be willing to consider Snowden's request for asylum.
"We do not need the embassy of the United States," said Morales, adding
that leaders of his party had asked him to take action. "We don't need
them to come here with the excuse of cooperation."
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