Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America

My report for GlobalPost: SAN IGNACIO, Belize — Caana, or Sky Temple, at Caracol archaeological site in western Belize, is one of the largest, most impressive pyramids in the Maya world. Even more than a thousand years after it was built, it remains the tallest manmade structure in all of Belize, a tiny country in Central America with both ancient Maya ruins and modern Maya communities. [READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE]->

Photographer James Rodriguez’s report from western Guatemala: “2012-12-21. Mayan Oxlajuj Baktun: End of an Era, More of the Same”: “Events in the Guatemalan northern city of Huehuetenango during the much-awaited end of the Mayan Oxlajuj Baktun provide a clear reflection of the divisions and challenges faced by Mayan communities today.

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