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Ambassador resigns after orgy in embassy

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 07 January, 2013, 4:40am
 

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission.

Carlos Rodriguez Andino stepped down after Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales received the report of a special commission that investigated the December 20 incident in Bogota.

"In order to safeguard national interests and good relations with the Republic of Colombia, we asked for the ambassador's irrevocable resignation and Mr Rodriguez stepped down, effective immediately," the foreign ministry in Tegucigalpa said.

According to Honduran media reports, the ambassador's bodyguard and close friend Jorge Mendoza organised a party at the embassy to celebrate Christmas that turned into a booze-fuelled orgy with prostitutes.

Reports said the prostitutes stole embassy property, and defecated on the desks of the ambassador and the commercial attache, after they were asked to leave without being paid.

The US Secret Service was embroiled in a similar scandal involving prostitutes and its agents last April in the Colombian city of Cartagena, where President Barack Obama attended the Summit of the Americas.

More than two dozen Secret Service agents and military personnel, tasked with preparing security for Obama's high-profile visit, were sent home.

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