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Obama Agents Recalled Over Misconduct Claims
A number of Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama in Colombia have been relieved of duty after allegations of misconduct.
Details of the claims have not been confirmed, but there are reports that the accusations relate to prostitutes in Cartagena, the site of the Summit of the Americas.
A Secret Service spokesman would only confirm that there had been "allegations of misconduct". The White House did not comment.
The claims emerged as President Obama arrived in the country for talks between leaders of North and South America.
The drugs trade and economic policy are among the big issues on the agenda, but the thorny issue of Falklands sovereignty has already cropped up.
Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, called on the US to make a stand and back Argentina's claim to the islands, saying: "We hope that the United States will adhere to the request of all the states and people of America and reaffirm that the Falklands are Argentine...
"It is the great conscience of the social movements of America."
Britain has repeatedly stated that the people of the Falklands should be the ones to determine their future and has rejected previous claims by Argentina that the UK is "militarising" the area.
:: Colombian police said small explosions had taken place in Cartagena and in the capital Bogota, near the US embassy, in attacks apparently timed to coincide with Mr Obama's arrival. No one was hurt.
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what do you think?
If America says that we should give up the Falklands, then how a bout they give the USA back to the British, it was, after all taken by an act of war! I think we should start a give Britain back America campaign!
No way. We dont want USA-- we have enough nutters here already
Mark luvin ur comment, lets do it lol
would Britain want the US back , seems like we have enough crap on our doorstep
Are you forgetting or just ignoring that British and other settlers stole America off the native American Indians in the first place? Surely it should be given back to them!!
Well said Simon, I'm with you all the way.Not content with stealing their lands the settlers distroyed their culture as well. They are treated like third class citizens in there own country, a lot worse than Black Americans!!