Brazil Is Abuzz About Snowden
When I visited China in June, my trip happened to coincide with the discovery that Edward Snowden was hiding out in Hong Kong. By then, Snowden's revelations about the voracious data-collection operation by the National Security Agency was front-page news all over the world. Snowden hadn't yet been charged for the leak of tens of thousands of pages of classified NSA documents, but it was clear that it was coming. So it was only natural to ask - as many journalists did - would Hong Kong give Snowden asylum if he requested it?