The following is an excerpt from Daniel Politi | April 14, 2012 | Slate.com |
A dozen of Obama’s bodyguards were sent home amid investigation of misconduct in Colombia.
A regional summit meant to boost U.S. efforts to increase trade ties with Latin America was rocked by a scandal involving prostitutes Friday night. The Washington Post was the first to report that a number of Secret Service agents were relieved of their duty after allegedly having contact with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia. A total of 12 agents have been recalled, reports the New York Times.
The allegations of misconduct took place before President Obama arrived in Colombia Friday night, so officials insist the president’s security was never compromised. But they are a clear embarrassment for…
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