"U.S. embassy had ‘absolutely no idea’ that Sanford was in Argentina."
Not only did Gov. Mark Sanford’s (R) family and staff seemingly not know that he had taken off to Argentina for the past week, but ABC News reports that the U.S. embassy in Argentina didn’t know either. According to a U.S. embassy official in Buenos Aires, they had “absolutely no idea” that Sanford was in the country and added that the news comes “from out of left field — it would be extremely odd that a US governor would not check in with the embassy.”
Governor Sanford did not contact our Intergovernmental Affairs Office or the Embassy in BA to register official travel. If he decided to travel as a private citizen, the Department of State would not have to be informed and I refer you to Governor Sanford’s office for further details.