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  • n  a six million square mile area that includes the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean; includes the principal routes used by drug smugglers
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  • Edward Snowden's letter to Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa
    LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, currently in a transit zone at a Moscow airport, has broken his silence for the first time since fleeing to Russia eight days ago to say he remains free to make new disclosures about U.S. spying activity. ...
    July 1, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Edward Snowden's Flight to Moscow Is Looking Like a Pretty Bad Bet
    Edward Snowden is marooned in the Moscow airport, perhaps without any clean pants, because he flew there without checking bags. His decision to leave Hong Kong for Moscow is not looking like a good bet. He's now stuck in the airport transit zone, and Putin and immigration officials are speaking out.        
    July 1, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire
  • 3 Things To Know About Edward Snowden's Passenger Purgatory
    From who holds the record for longest time in legal limbo to the odd circumstances surrounding a traveler's status in a transit zone, here are a few things we find interesting.
    June 29, 2013 - NPR

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