Cuba’s Raul Castro backs asylum offers for Snowden

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Cuba's President Raul Castro, greets members to parliament at the opening of the second day of a twice-annual legislative sessions, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, July 7, 2013. Observers will be watching to see if the new vice president is taking on increasing responsibility since assuming the post in what was seen as the beginning of a generational leadership transition. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro stood shoulder-to-shoulder Sunday with Latin American countries willing to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden, but made no reference to whether Cuba itself would offer him refuge or safe passage.