Bush Twins’ Argentine Holiday Causes a Flap
Posted on Nov 27, 2006
The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires has denied reports that it asked the Bush twins to leave the country after a purse-snatching incident became a national joke at the expense of the U.S. Secret Service. ABC News had reported that the embassy “strongly suggested” that Jenna and Barbara fly home.
Reuters via Yahoo!:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Argentina rejected reports that it had told President George W. Bush’s twin daughters to leave the country after a widely publicized purse-snatching incident.
ABC News reported on its Web site on Monday that embassy officials had “strongly suggested” that the twins, Jenna and Barbara Bush, cut short their visit to Buenos Aires due to security concerns.
Argentine officials confirmed last week that one of Bush’s daughters had her purse stolen in San Telmo, a neighborhood popular with tourists. The incident led to teasing by Argentine media about the twins’ seemingly ineffective Secret Service bodyguards.