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APEC Summit Ends with Flap Over Security Clash

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APEC Summit Ends with Flap Over Security Clash

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APEC Summit Ends with Flap Over Security Clash

APEC Summit Ends with Flap Over Security Clash

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President Bush walks to an APEC group photo with Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reuters hide caption

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A scuffle between a U.S. Secret Service agent and Chilean security guards at a meeting of world leaders ends the session of talks on a sour note.

President Bush interceded with Chilean officials at the APEC Summit of Pacific Rim leaders, held in Santiago, to allow the American into a banquet hall. The incident led to the downgrading of a gala dinner planned for Sunday. Now 20 people, instead of 200, will attend. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.