Ecuador flower growers still reeling even as Snowden asylum appears a dwindling possibility

  • by: MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 30, 2013 - 12:55 PM

PIFO, Ecuador — Gino Descalzi used to fret about things like aphids, mildew and the high cost of shipping millions of roses a year from Ecuador to florists in the United States. These days he's worried about a 30-year-old American thought to be stuck in the transit area of the Moscow airport, and he can't believe it.

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