|Dania Londono, the Cartagena 'escort' who |
found fame after spending the night
with a Secret Service agent.
And so, the plot grows thicker around the Secret Service sex episode.
Now, in addition to the widely reported sex-for-money and lack-of-money-for-sex, stories appear suggesting some sort of conspiracy: a 17-year-old girl who apparently had worked as a prostitute claims that Dania (who spent the night with one of the Secret Service men) had offered her money to spy on the Americans and recruit other prostitutes to do so. The 17-year-old says Dania told her that 'an Arab' had offered the payment and that she refused the offer.
|Young prostitutes on a |
All of which probably means nothing. The 17-year-old's story sounds like just the kind of fantasy someone who'd seen too many spy movies would invent to gain her 15 minutes in the sun. And, what's unbelievable about an Arab shiek flying an exotic Colombian prostitute to his desert mansion for a fling?
More troubling is the suggetion of illegal prostitution of minors.
|Not very glamorous: A prostitute waits |
for clients on a street near the
"Becoming a prostitute isn't a choice like 'should I become a secretary, a stewardess or a prostitute?' he says.
He believes that buying sex should be illegal, but selling it permitted, since the seller is usually victimized in some way.
Today's El Tiempo tells the story of a prostitute who commutes into Cartagena to work from a miserable room outside of town which she shares with her three children. For her, of course, there are no trips to Dubai, luxury hotels or exclusive nightclubs.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours