Venezuela was one of 21 countries where Snowden applied for asylum, according to a statement from WikiLeaks, which helped facilitate the requests.
Many of the countries are quickly saying they won’t grant Snowden asylum, either by stating he wouldn’t receive it outright or because he would have to make the request on their soil, which does not appear to be possible.
Venezuela is seen as one of Snowden’s best remaining possibilities for asylum. Another is Bolivia, as Bolivian President Evo Morales suggested he was open to offering Snowden refuge.
"Yes, why not," Morales said, according to CNN, citing a report from Russia's state-run Itar-Tass news agency. "We are worried at the demeanor of countries such as U.S.A."