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Mexico Gears-Up to Celebrate Mayan Apocalypse In 2012
2011-12-21 13:25:48

Mexico´s tourism industry is seeking to capitalize on the rest of the world´s anachronistic interest in apocalyptic doomsday prophecies. According to the famous Mayan calendar, the world will come to end exactly one year from today, and Mexicans in the southeastern part of the country are a planning massive end-of-the-world festivities to entertain the influx of tourists they´re expecting. The year-long celebration will take place all across the regions of Chiapas,...

2011-07-01 08:00:00

Cultural tourism predicted to increase to about 35 percent of Mexico's total tourism revenue over the next eight years MEXICO CITY, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the launch of "Mundo Maya 2012" (Mayan World 2012), a program to increase tourism and promote the Mayan Culture Legacy in Mexico through 2012. "Today we are the 10th power for tourism in the world, and we are working hard to be in the top five," Calderon said at the...

2011-05-20 00:00:28

The Maya have taken center stage because many fear the supposed end date of their calendar marks the end of the world. Most of this information comes from non-Mayans and it is not accurate. Because of this the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna recently addressed the world. Their message is simple: "Our actions have created a world out of balance that must be rebalanced immediately in order for us to avoid more suffering"¦for humans and for all life." The elders...

2010-07-15 12:04:00

LOS ANGELES, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maya Indie Film Series will launch its second annual eight-city tour in Dallas on July 23. The series, which debuted last summer, will bring six critically acclaimed, Latino-themed films to the top eight U.S. markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Washington D.C., San Jose, and San Diego. The series will spend seven days in each city starting in Dallas, TX on July 23. This will be followed by Washington D.C. on July 30, New...

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2010-01-28 12:22:42

An 1,100 year old Mayan tomb, discovered by Mexican archaeologists during maintenance work last December, may shed light on what happened to the Mayan civilization, according to an Associated Press report. The tomb, which had ceramics from another culture inside of it, may help archaeologists determine who occupied the Mayan site of Tonina after the ancient civilization began fading. There is speculation of either internal warfare between Mayan cities or environmental degradation being the...

2009-07-13 07:20:00

ST. LOUIS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you do if one day you received something in the mail that would forever change the course of your life? "The Cocom Codex" (published by iUniverse) by Nelson Reed details the adventures of one such archeologist as he and a cast of others in Yucatan struggle to claim a valuable and rare Maya document as their own. Out of the blue, Stuart Walker opens his mail to find a photo and letter from a childhood friend, inviting him to bid on the Cocom...

2009-02-19 23:01:00

Young People Across the U.S. Documenting Service Projects DENVER, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the world famous advocate for peace and human rights, will visit the Grand Prize winning team of the Global Call to Action Challenge, co-sponsored by PeaceJam and The Pearson Foundation. The Global Call to Action encourages young people to commit themselves to 1 billion projects to serve their communities in the next 10 years. Open to youth volunteers in...

2008-10-02 15:00:36

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just seven months into its launch, Maya Entertainment, a vertically integrated, full-service motion picture production and distribution company targeting the growing entertainment interests of Latinos living in the U.S., has established itself as a force in Hollywood. With a strong executive team of experienced film and television veterans in place, Maya Entertainment is going for the jugular by snatching up several noteworthy films that are garnering...

2008-03-11 13:10:00

North American Indians assembled in a Mexican jungle in order to search for natural solutions to the ecological disparities which threaten the planet. Over 200 leaders from American Indian nations in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada gathered together at the base of ancient Mayan pyramids in order to discuss how their traditions could save the planet. They were reminded of the fact that even their indigenous Indian cultures have encountered environmental issues and struggled to the point of...


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  • Boughs or branches.
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