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DEA Sex Scandal in Colombia Highlights Pervasive Cultural Problem

An investigative report highlighted problems within federal agents, especially the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), when visiting Colombia and other places where prostitution is a large part of the local economy. As Fox News reported [1]:

“The findings of the four-year review, issued Thursday by the Department of Justice inspector general, found 26 cases involving the solicitation of prostitutes abroad – with the DEA is mentioned in 19 of them – and, while report does not identify the country where the alleged sex parties occurred, it does mention the existence of designated “tolerance zones” where prostitution is allowed and which are a fixture of several cities in Colombia.”