Barry's visiting Colombia.
Colombia is a hotbed of nefarious activities by 'ex' Israeli soldiers.
2007: "Colombia, Israel and rogue mercenaries"
2012: "Colombia: 8 Israelis suspected of drug trafficking"
Remember back in '63 when the ability of the Secret Service to protect JFK was compromised by arranging for them to drink late into the night at a Dallas nightclub?
"Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents":
"Secret Service agents relieved in Colombia amid prostitution allegations" (btw, the biggest scandal in Secret Service history took place on November 22, 1963):"Obama was to hold two days of summit meetings with regional leaders before heading back to Washington Sunday night.The agents at the centre of the allegations had stayed at Cartagena's Hotel Caribe. Several members of the White House staff and press corps were also staying at the hotel.A hotel employee, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing his job, said the agents arrived at the beachfront hotel about a week ago. The employee described the agents as drinking heavily during their stay."
"Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post reporter who has written a book about the Secret Service, called the incident "clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history."It appears that somebody is testing local security arrangements.
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Amid the reports that Secret Service agents were being replaced, two small blasts occurred nearly back-to-back in Cartagena.
The explosions -- one near a bus station and another near a shopping mall -- occurred a good distance away from where the world leaders were gathering, said Alberto Cantihho Toncell, a spokesman for the Colombia National Police.
There were no casualties, and only minor damage was reported, Toncell said.
The explosions came on the heels of a similar one earlier in the day near the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Bogota, authorities said.
The blasts were a reminder of the violence that has gripped Colombia as its government has battled powerful drug cartels. Violence has significantly fallen off in recent years as the Bogota-based government, aided by U.S. extradition efforts, has successfully picked apart the cartels."