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Tag: Nicaragua

‘Enthusiastic Murderer’ Lasts Just 1 Day on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

After just one day on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, Juan Elias Garcia was arrested in Nicaragua.

Garcia, whom the bureau described as an “enthusiastic murderer,” surrendered Thursday and is expected to appear in court in New York today, CNN reports.

Garcia had a $100,000 reward on his head and is an alleged member of the violent MS-13 gang.

“The pressure generated by this publicity was too much for Garcia to bear, resulting in his surrender and return to the United States,” George Venizelos, FBI assistant director in charge of the New York field office, said in a statement.

WikiLeaks Hints That NSA Leaker Snowden Is on Verge of Being Granted Asylum

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

NSA leaker Edward Snowden may soon be granted asylum, and the “obvious choice” is Venezuela, WikiLeaks hinted Wednesday, the USA Today reports.

If true, that would end weeks of an international stalemate that left Snowden in legal limbo at a Moscow airport.

WikiLeaks, which has advocated for Snowden’s asylum, tweeted on Wednesday: “The first phase of Edward Snowden’s ‘Flight of Liberty’ campaign will be launched.”

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, who revealed NSA’s widespread surveillance following meetings with Snowden, said the leaker’s best chances for asylum are Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua.