The VI Summit of the Americas took place in Cartagena, Colombia during the 14th and 15th of April. Despite all efforts done by the Colombian government to run the meeting and cover topics of interest in politics and economy, all attention was on the United States Secret Service scandal. According to El Colombiano’s Editorial, Cartagena is still the centre of attention, not for diplomatic reasons, but for the sexual scandal generated by members of the US Secret Service.
At least 20 members of the private security of President Barack Obama were in a brothel in Cartagena and took prostitutes to the Caribe Hotel, where they were staying. This is now commonly known, and the media is trying to get an interview with the girl who revealed the situation. They are even offering five thousand dollars for her interview.
President Obama has apologized publicly for the behaviour of his security team, however, Republicans have used this as an opportunity to discuss the lack of security of the President and, consequently, of the nation.
The Summit of the Americas will be remembered, not for its results, but for the consequences of this episode. On the other hand, people are talking about Hillary Clinton and the beers she drank in La Havana night club in Cartagena.
According to El Colombiano, Obama will be the worst affected by the situation, although he is the less guilty. (link to the article)