Russia regards as "stagnated" asylum to Edward Snowden
Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia have offered asylum without any hint from the US citizen
"Seemingly, each party hopes to overcome such difficult situation without ‘giving a bad impression,' the source said, as quoted by Interfax and AFP.
The US government "stopped sending requests to Russians. We have received no petition for some days, either by official or unofficial means," the source added.
Moscow has testified that it will not hand Snowden over, based on international law and because the ex CIA contractor is in the airport transit area. Therefore, he has not crossed the Russian border.
Wanted by the US government for leaking a US spying program of communications around the world, the former consultant of the National Security Agency (NSA) has taken refuge since June 23 in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.
Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia have offered asylum. However, so far, Snowden has not hinted any departure soon to any of those countries.
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.