Today is Mother's Day in much of Latin America, and scattered families are displaying their devotion. Forget the potted geranium. They're sending their mothers appliances or cold cash with the flowers and greeting cards.
With the tourist season having drawn to a close, it is easy to imagine those involved putting their feet up and waiting for the next wave of visitors, but the opposite is in fact the reality.
A former Catholic bishop and pre-candidate from the Paraguayan opposition Fernando Lugo, is leading public opinion polls for presidential elections of April 2008 according to the Sunday edition of Asunción daily Ultima Hora.
Growth of the tourism industry must be in parallel with a sustainable environment development which means Chile is not interested in massive tourism but rather in visitors who have a special interest in nature and wildlife, admitted the country's Director of the Tourism Office, Sernatur, Oscar Santelices.