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Bolivia threatens to close US embassy

CASUS BELLI?In response to the rerouting of his plane over suspicions a US fugitive was aboard, Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the US of flouting international law

AFP, COCHABAMBA, Bolivia

France has since apologized for temporarily refusing entry to Morales’ jet, with French President Francois Hollande saying there was “conflicting information” about the passengers.

The Bolivian government has lodged a complaint with the UN and said it planned another to the UN Human Rights Commission.

Russia has joined Latin American leaders in condemning European nations over the incident.

Whistle-blower Snowden, a former contractor with the secretive National Security Agency, is meanwhile thought to remain in legal limbo in an airport transit zone.

The 30-year-old has filed asylum requests in 21 countries, including several European and Latin American nations.

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