Bolivias President’s plane forced to land in Austria, suspected of carrying Snowden

Posted on July 3, 2013 • Filed under: Bolivia, Europe, Latin America Aviation, Politics

Bolivia has said President Evo Morales’ plane was forced to land in Austria after France and Portugal refused air permits, apparently because they suspected it was carrying Edward Snowden, the former US spy agency contractor wanted by Washington on espionage charges.
Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca on Tuesday furiously accused France and Portugal of putting Morales’ life at risk and insisted that Snowden was not on Morales’ plane.

Al Jazeera’s Caroline Melone reports.

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