Odd weddings, mass weddings, a heart made from wood collected after Hurricane Sandy, a company offering to help clients separate and remarry, and every kind of item for lovers are on tap for Valentine's Day across the Americas.
The romantic holiday, an Anglo-American tradition, continues to gain followers across the Americas, where entrepreneurs come up with increasingly creative ways each year to earn money off those looking to make their sweethearts happy.
In Argentina, Edith Casas plans to marry Victor Cingolani, who is doing 13 years in prison for killing her twin sister, Johana, on Valentine's Day.
A Chilean Web site is offering to help clients divorce and remarry, while in Nicaragua's capital, Managua, a radio station is sponsoring 1,250 weddings for free and plans to offer honeymoons next year.
Ecuador and Colombia, meanwhile, are making money off their flower exports for Valentine's Day.
The South American countries produce the flowers that sweethearts around the world will enjoy on Thursday.
In New York's Times Square, visitors will have an opporturnity to see a giant heart made out of wood salvaged after monster storm Sandy.
Times Square is hosting a renewal of vows ceremony on Thursday for couples.
Mexico's merchants and eateries, for their part, expect $93 million in Valentine's Day sales, with lovers spending money at restaurants, ballrooms, hotels, motels and shops. EFE