SECRET SERVICE SEX SCANDAL // PROSTITUTES IN HOTEL ROOM // BREAKING NEWS
The U.S. Secret Service's embarrassing sex scandal that unfolded in the last few days in Cartagena, Colombia, took place in an historic, high-end hotel that's considered a national treasure by the Colombian government.
Located on a Caribbean beach, it's also known for catering to families.
The scandal, according to the Associated Press, involves charges that some Secret Service agents brought alleged prostitutes to their hotel rooms.
Beyond the prostitution saga, the three-day summit was a portrait of disunity. The 31 heads of state in attendance issued no joint statement after the U.S. refused to loosen its stance that Cuba's communist government embrace democracy before the region's sole dictatorship is invited to future summits.
The agents' behavior was an embarrassment for Obama, obscuring what should have been an opportunity to trumpet a free-trade agreement with host Colombia and expanding trade to fast-growing economies like Brazil, said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas in Washington. Leaders from Latin America also took aim at Obama for the U.S.'s refusal to invite Cuba to the next such regional gathering.