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News of the B’ak’tun…

23 December 2012

While the world’s media focused on tourists sitting around in dead Mayan cities where nothing happened,the Mayans themselves were occupying living cities not only to bring attention to an the still unaccounted for Acteal Massacre of 22 December 1997, but to just remind us that they are still very much with us.  Which story got the most news coverage do you think?



A waste of good reporter… Photo by Franc Contreras for “The World” (BBC, PRI, WGBN)


Real Mayans (aka, Zapatistas) in San Crisobal

... Ocosinco...

… Ocosinco…

... and in Campeche

… and in Campeche


3 Comments leave one →
  1. 23 December 2012 6:28 am

    I covered it a bit on my podcast, how the media was glorifying idiots and crime in the news, but back at the temple, they were sharing cultural preservation and traditions. The weird thing about it, was how they were selling it to tourists ;P

  2. norm permalink
    26 December 2012 7:34 am

    I went to Mixco Viejo in Guatemala for the event, there were 300 Maya and 300 police/army to keep an eye on the Maya-no exaggeration. The message from the Maya priesthood was peace.


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