Update: One Bush Twin Leaves Argentina, One Twin Stays Behind

Nov 27, 2006 8:26pm

As one of the Bush daughters left Argentina, a U.S. embassy spokesman denied reports they suggested the twins leave in an official statement issued this evening. First Daughter Barbara Bush ended a 25th birthday vacation trip to Buenos Aires and left the country on a flight late last night, ABC News has learned. Her sister Jenna plans to stay for at least another 10 days, sources tell ABC News. The U.S. Embassy Press Office in Buenos Aires, which had refused comment to ABC News earlier today, issued a public statement tonight, denying reports that embassy officials "strongly suggested" that President Bush’s daughters curtail their visit in Argentina. THE BLOTTER RECOMMENDS Photos The Bush Twins in Action Vote Are the Bush Daughters Vulnerable? First Daughter Barbara Robbed in Argentina Click Here to Read the Statement Issued by the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in Our Dossier Section The e-mail statement from the embassy states, "This is false, as are other aspects of the report referring to the Embassy’s position on the visit. The Embassy welcomes the visit and has provided close support and cooperation." The twins highly visible 25th birthday vacation trip to Buenos Aires became a security headache, diplomatic and security officials told ABC News, after the theft of Barbara’s purse and cell phone during a visit to a popular marketplace. Other public events attended by the Bush sisters also resulted in extensive local media coverage.

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