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Honduras envoy to Colombia fired after party scandal

TEGUCIGALPA - Honduras has removed its ambassador to Colombia amid reports his personal aide was involved in a wild party held at the embassy of Honduras in Bogota, which, according to media, was attended by prostitutes and where cellphones and computers were stolen.


Ambassador Carlos Rodriguez quit his post on Saturday, Honduras' foreign ministry said in a release, after the government requested his withdrawal. 

Rodriguez's personal aide went out with friends on December 20, picking up some prostitutes in Bogota's red light district before going to the embassy, where they consumed alcohol and trashed the facilities, El Heraldo daily reported (Link to Spanish-language newspaper). 

It was not clear if Rodriguez was present, but the ministry said an investigation was under way. 

Last year, about a dozen U.S. Secret Service employees were accused of misconduct for bringing women, some of them prostitutes, back to their hotel rooms ahead of a visit to Colombia by President Barack Obama, in the biggest scandal to hit the agency. 

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