VENEZUELA: Warning Against Tourism on Protected Islands
Venezuelan environmentalists are on alert after President Hugo Chávez proposed organizing massive tourism to Los Roques archipelago, an idyllic group of Caribbean islands with white sands and turquoise waters, 180 kilometers north of Caracas.
CARACAS, Aug 16 (Tierramérica).- "Who visits Los Roques? The rich. Why can't a commune from Vargas have an inn on Los Roques? We have to break down the paradigms of our geography," Chávez said on his television program.