Columbia

6:35am

Wed May 23, 2012
The Two-Way

'Morally Repugnant' Behavior Tolerated By Secret Service, Senator Says

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:09 am

In Cartagena, a prostitute stands on a corner in the historical district.
Manuel Pedraza AFP/Getty Images

The first congressional hearing into the scandal involving Secret Service personnel who allegedly cavorted with prostitutes in Colombia last month is set for this morning. As the time for that hearing approaches, a key senator is charging that such "morally repugnant" behavior appears to have been tolerated within the elite agency.

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12:00pm

Tue May 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Bomb In Bogotá Kills At Least Two In Assassination Attempt

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 3:36 pm

Police officers inspect the remains of vehicles on Tuesday after an explosion ripped through a crowded area of Bogotá injuring at least 10 people according to the mayor's office.
Guillermo Legaria AFP/Getty Images

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a bomb detonated in the middle of Bogotá, the country's capital and largest city, was intended to kill former interior minister Ferdnando Londoño Hoyos.

El País reports that Santos condemned the attack, saying the bomb exploded next to the armored vehicle Londoño was travelling in.

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3:31pm

Fri April 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Secret Service Tightens Conduct Rules Following Prostitution Scandal

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 4:53 pm

The fallout from the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia continues: Now the Secret Service says it is tightening and clarifying its policies for traveling employees.

NPR's Tamara Keith spoke to a Secret Service spokesperson who says the Secret Service leadership detailed the new rules in an internal message regarding personal conduct sent to all employees.

The new policy covers alcohol consumption and what types of businesses employees can patronize, Tamara tells our Newscast unit. "The Agency is also adding additional briefings on standards of conduct."

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9:09am

Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

New Allegations Surface Of Secret Service Misbehavior In El Salvador

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 11:24 am

5:39am

Wed April 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Report: Secret Service Agents Say Similar Misconduct Was Tolerated

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 9:01 am

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as she testified this morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

A few of the latest developments in the so-called Secret Service scandal, which involves alleged cavorting with prostitutes by agents and U.S. military personnel in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month:

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