Bolivian president Morales' plane leaves Spanish airport

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 03, 2013 12:16 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane left Spain's Canary Islands at 11:40 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after a refueling stop on its way back to Bolivia, an airport source said.

France and Portugal earlier canceled air permits for the plane carrying Morales from Austria, apparently due to concerns that former ex-U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden could be on board.

(Reporting by Emma Pinedo,; Writing by Clare Kane; Editing by Sonya Dowsett)