Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bolivian President Morales at Vienna Airport After Being Diverted On Suspicions He Was Transporting Edward Snowden

Bolivia's foreign minister David Choquehuanca has told reporters that France and Portugal abruptly cancelled air permits, causing the plane to make an unscheduled landing in Vienna, Austria.

He said the cancellations were made over "technical issues" but that further investigation revealed "there appeared to be some unfounded suspicions that Mr. Snowden was on the plane".

"We don't know who invented this lie," Mr Choquehuanca added.

Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Schallenberg told The Associated Press that Snowden is not with Morales and that the Bolivian president is spending the night at a Vienna hotel.

Bolivian President  Morales at Vienna Airport

Back in La Paz, Bolivia, Bolivian Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Choquehuanca, at a press conference does not appear to be taking things with the same good humor the Bolivian president is.

1 comment:

  1. The petty skirmishes between the dear leaders of the gangs are quite comical, in fact.