Plaque honoring British seamen removed in Colombia

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Posted: Nov 07, 2014 6:34 PM

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — A plaque honoring 18th century British seamen is gone just a week after it was inaugurated by Prince Charles.

Cartegena Mayor Dionisio Velez took part in the unveiling ceremony last week, but later backtracked after nationalistic anger over a monument recalling the "valor and suffering" of British forces who died while trying to capture the Spanish-held city.

Some were galled that it was placed near a statue of the Colombian hero who beat back the attack.

On Friday, the plaque was gone.