Edward Snowden gets Ecuador travel pass: report
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) June 26, 2013
Ecuador's consul general in London has issued a "safe pass" document to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, allowing his travel to the South American country to seek asylum, Univision reported late Wednesday, posting a copy of the document on its website. The document itself doesn't constitute a granting of asylum, the report said, but rather acts as a travel document for Snowden to go to the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. Earlier Wednesday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez warned that if Ecuador grants safe haven to Snowden, it would "severely jeopardize" the preferential trade deal the country has with the U.S., and which is due to expire soon
Copy of document via Univision
Spanish news agency EFE cited a senior Ecuadorian official as telling local television that no "passport or refugee document" had been issued.