(PNS reporting from CARTAGENA) Top officials of Colombia’s Ministry of Tourism are high on happiness after the weekend recall of U.S. Secret Service officers caught in a prostitution scandal.
“Hookers? We love it,” Assistant Minister Rogerio Flauta said Monday. “It shows the world we have more to offer than drugs, guns and murder. Sex is always good for business! And hookers good enough for U.S. Federales? Can you say ‘organic search results?’ I knew that you could.”
“This is all new to us, and we need help.” he told reporters. “After careful consideration, we’re reaching out to Thailand, which artfully managed its transition from the home of high-potency marijuana “Thai sticks” to the top Asian destination for underage sex tourism. We’ve got a lot to learn.”
“We’re working on new tourism slogans, for example: Colombia — come as you are! is one suggestion. Some others in the ministry like Sex and the Sea…Colombia! Then there’s Colombia: Take the Skin Boat to Tuna Town! How to choose? We need to be be careful. It’s a sticky wet spot.”
Photo by Andres Arranz.