Saturdays start slow. Even hound dogs sleep in, worn out from chasing girls all night, and finding food hard to get too.
On the river, small boat Captains are pushing their speed boats hard, taking two, three, four paying customers further up the river where dorados are waiting to be reeled in at ” La Zona” where fishing is often good and gringos like to go.
On the pier this morning, early, there is a photo shoot in progress with three young girls dancing, modeling swimsuits, posing for sexy photos and getting direction from an old bald impressario wearing sunglasses. When the teens change costumes a matronly attendant holds up a coat for them that becomes their changing room.
Clowning around, their boss balances on the back of one of the benches on the pier and dances while a film crew snaps shots and gives him appreciation.
The girls love it.
I don’t know what they are all trying to sell so early in the day, but youth and sex sells most anything anytime.
Behind the news is always old men with money and lots of connections.