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Colombia prostitute reveals $800 cash row with US agent

A woman at the centre of the US prostitution scandal in Colombia asked for $800 (£500) to spend the night with a US agent, the New York Times reports.

The woman – who describes herself as an escort, not a prostitute – told the paper the agent reneged on their deal, instead offering only $30.

That sparked a row that blew the lid off a night that saw 20 women taken back to the US hotel in Cartagena. Three Secret Service staff are leaving the agency in the wake of the incident. One supervisor was sacked, one retired and a more junior employee resigned, the agency’s assistant director said on Tuesday.

The wild night in Cartagena’s Hotel Caribe saw a group of 11 Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to the city for last weekend’s Summit of the Americas. As many as 12 military personnel are also said to have been involved and are also under investigation.

Read the full story on BBC News

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