CNN – Catherine E. Shoichet – Bolivia: Presidential Plane Forced To Land After False Rumors Of Snowden Onboard – 3 July 2013

old-internet-comments-appear-to-show-edward-snowden“We cannot lie … by carrying ghost passengers,” a Bolivian official said of rumors Edward Snowden was on the plane.

(CNN) — Bolivian officials say their country’s presidential plane had to land in Austria on Tuesday after false rumors circulated that former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was aboard the aircraft.

Portuguese authorities wouldn’t let President Evo Morales’ plane land for refueling in Lisbon, Bolivian Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra told CNN en Español. French authorities also wouldn’t let the plane enter their airspace, he said.

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