Snowden who? Ecuadoreans blase amid diplomatic tussle over asylum




 
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June 25th, 2013  
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Topic: Snowden who? Ecuadoreans blase amid diplomatic tussle over asylum


By Brian Ellsworth and Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Even as Ecuador contemplates offering asylum to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, there are few signs on the streets that the small South American nation is at the center of a global dispute between superpowers. Taking in Snowden would mark the second time in a year that Ecuador has defied the West, following its decision in August to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy despite furious objections by Britain. But the country is hardly on guard for a diplomatic fire storm. ...




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