Dania Londoño Suare: The Woman Who Rocked the U.S. Secret Service (El Espectador, Colombia)
What kind of person is Dania Londoño Suare, the woman at the center of one of the biggest scandals to hit the U.S. Secret Service since its inception under President Lincoln in 1865? Reporter Jerly Calvo Licero of Colombia’s El Espectador interviewed neighbors, the cab driver that drove her home after she was reportedly stiffed by her Secret Service client, and even a man who painted her apartment.
Cartagena: Few people know Dania Londoño. Some say she is reserved and meticulous – and that she is now in Caracas.
The last time Dania Londoño Suarez walked the quiet streets of Cielo Mar in Cartagena, it was with Valentino, a white French poodle, a playful and friendly dog she took for a walk every afternoon. She was careful with money and was polite – just a good morning or good afternoon. At 24, she said little in the neighborhood she lived.
She is medium height, bronze skin and straight hair. “Beautiful, simply beautiful,” recall those who saw her at bars in the walled city of Cartagena.
Dania no longer resides in Cielo Mar, a neighborhood of three square acres near the beach and the Rafael Nuñez Airport, which now attracts an endless stream of TV crews and photographers. She has either left or fled. She got lost, along with Valentino and her son of nine-years-old Mateo, with whom she lived. She said nothing and no one saw her leave.
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