You can only imagine the tension on today’s flight from Moscow to Havana. Far from it being jubilant and mojitos fuelled, we guess it’s full of silent journalists trying to figure out how they’re going to justify this trip to their editors.
3 things to do in Havana this weekend – nah, that won’t cut it.
What is fast becoming the news story of the year and a real life version of Where’s Wally, trying to locate Edward Snowden is becoming an impossible mission. The intelligence whistleblower was seeking the safety of South America via Cuba after leaving Hong Kong for Moscow. His current whereabouts are unknown as a flight he was expected to take from Russia has left without him.
In a statement on Sunday night, WikiLeaks, who have been helping Snowden said: “He is bound for the Republic of Ecuador via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisers from WikiLeaks.”
“Mr Snowden requested that WikiLeaks use its legal expertise and experience to secure his safety. Once Mr Snowden arrives in Ecuador his request will be formally processed.”
But that still doesn’t explain what the journalists are doing in Cuba whilst the real story is happening elsewhere.
As well as being Editor here at The Spin Alley, Rachael is also a freelance journalist and blogger covering lifestyle, travel, culture, entertainment, media and online life for online and print publications.