Venezuela says would consider asylum for Snowden

CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that he would consider an asylum request from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden if the country receives one.

"We have not received an official request. But in the event we were to receive one, we would evaluate it as we understand Ecuador is doing," Mr Maduro said on state television from Haiti, where he was on an official visit.