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Bolivia Furious After Presidential Plane Rerouted

Bolivia Furious After Presidential Plane Rerouted
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Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane was diverted on a flight from Russia and forced to land in Austria on July 2 over suspicions that Edward Snowden might be on board, as several countries spurned the former U.S. spy agency contractor's asylum requests. France and Portugal abruptly canceled air permits for Morales' plane, forcing the unscheduled stopover in Vienna. Bolivians converged on the French Embassy in La Paz on July 3 in protest, saying France and Portugal put Morales's life at risk. An Austrian Foreign Ministry official said rumors that Snowden was on the plane were untrue. (Reuters)