Monday, November 22, 2004


Chile calls off Bush banquet after security dispute

`Plans for a state dinner for President Bush at Chile’s presidential palace were scratched Sunday after the United States insisted on security measures that Chile called unacceptable. [..]

For the Sunday event, the Secret Service insisted all guests — totaling more than 230 — pass through a metal detector, a top level Chilean Foreign Ministry official told CNN. U.S. officials did not dispute this account.’

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