The scandal generated by the Secret Service agents of the United States that involved prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia continues to grow. Tourism officials and several authorities qualify it as oversized and harmful for the image of La Heroica.
Martha Lucia Noguera, president of the board of Cotelco in Cartagena, believes that the image of local hotels and the city has been tarnished. While Francisco Vergara, director of the Bureau of Conventions in Cartagena regretted that the scandal affects the good things of the city.
Secret Service and military agents of the United States were accused of taking up to 21 women to their hotel on the night of April 11-12. The altercation occurred a day before president Barack Obama’s arrival to Cartagena to attend the VI Summit of the Americas. (AV)