- 07.08.13 06:44 PM EDT
NSA leaker Edward Snowden reportedly applied to a whopping 27 countries for asylum. Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia accepted his request as of Monday, offering him a home after living in a Moscow airport for almost a month.
The decision from the three South American countries seems to be linked to an incident last week involving Bolivian President Evo Morales. On a flight home from Moscow, his plane was denied airspace over Europe due to suspicions that Snowden was on board. It was later stopped and searched in Austria. This infuriated officials in Bolivia who said the gesture put their leader in an unsafe position. Neighboring countries, including Venezuela and Nicaragua, agreed.
It is unclear how Snowden will be transported from the Moscow airport he has been residing in since June 23. Obama has said that Snowden's passport is no longer legally usable and while Russia has refused to extradite him, officials have urged him to leave.