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Join the Communities at the Washington Times as we discover the people, destinations, festivals, environmental diversity and political and cultural history that these very different and environmentally rich countries have to offer as we count down to the end of the Mayan Long Jump Calendar on December 21, 2012. 

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  • How will you face the apocalypse? Cowering in your basement with your ammunition stockpile? Rioting in New York? How about a good dinner and front row seats in Belize? Photo: James Picht

    Bracing for the Maya Apocalypse: Holiday in Belize

    How will you face the apocalypse? Cowering in your basement with your ammunition stockpile? Rioting in New York? How about a good dinner and front row seats in Belize? Published 5:37 p.m. December 19, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Will the world end this week?  The answer is assuredly no.

    The End of the World 12-21-12: What it is and is not

    Will the world end this week? The answer is assuredly no. Published 10:22 a.m. December 18, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Belizean Francis

    Born of prison: The poetry and music of Belizean Francis Eiley

    Belizean Francis "Chino" Eiley sets the words written while on death row for a crime he did not commit to music. Published 10:24 p.m. February 18, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The mass purchase discounter is offering a 50% discount for a four night, breakfast included stay, to San Felipe, Belize, near the Moho River, the Blue Creek Cave and the Lubaantun Mayan Ruins

    Groupon to San Felipe, Belize

    The mass purchase discounter is offering a 50% discount for a four night, breakfast included stay, to San Felipe, Belize, near the Moho River, the Blue Creek Cave and the Lubaantun Mayan Ruins Published 4:23 p.m. July 27, 2011 - Comments

     
  • There is no doubt that Belize is filled with magic. But is there enough magic for Gene Simmons, frontman of heavy rock group KISS, to finally ask Shannon Tweed to marry him? And for her to say yes?

    Belize: Taking the (Simmons) Family Jewels to Central America

    There is no doubt that Belize is filled with magic. But is there enough magic for Gene Simmons, frontman of heavy rock group KISS, to finally ask Shannon Tweed to marry him? And for her to say yes? Published 9:14 p.m. July 26, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Author, and mother, Hope Edelman confronts some of life's mysteries while traveling to Belize to find an answer to her child's destructive imaginary friend.

    Believing in possibilities in 'The Possibility of Everything'

    Author, and mother, Hope Edelman confronts some of life's mysteries while traveling to Belize to find an answer to her child's destructive imaginary friend. Published 1:48 a.m. June 19, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Celestine's day starts hours before American parentsthink of waking up, and before she goes to bed, she'll work harder than any woman I know, labor devoted to her children.

    Maya Home-Stay program: Day two with the Chos

    Celestine's day starts hours before American parentsthink of waking up, and before she goes to bed, she'll work harder than any woman I know, labor devoted to her children. Published 10:20 p.m. June 11, 2011 - Comments

     
  • I spent two nights as a guest of the Chos, a Maya family in the Belize village of San Jose. They showed me how they lived and told me about their lives, and I told them a little about mine.

    Maya Home-Stay program: Day one with the Chos

    I spent two nights as a guest of the Chos, a Maya family in the Belize village of San Jose. They showed me how they lived and told me about their lives, and I told them a little about mine. Published 10:03 p.m. June 11, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The vivacious, durable pigment Azul Maya, used thousands of years ago offers not only beauty and insights into an amazing culture, but also provides hints to current-day pigment producers.

    Maya Blue: Mysterious color of the Mayan Rain God

    The vivacious, durable pigment Azul Maya, used thousands of years ago offers not only beauty and insights into an amazing culture, but also provides hints to current-day pigment producers. Published 8:31 p.m. May 19, 2011 - Comments

     
  • From the peaks of mountains to the worn away coves that dot the coastline, Nicaragua is a wonderland of biodiversity.

    Nicaragua: Travel from Mombacho to Lake Nicaragua

    From the peaks of mountains to the worn away coves that dot the coastline, Nicaragua is a wonderland of biodiversity. Published 11:18 p.m. May 17, 2011 - Comments

     
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Central America, or Mesoamerica, is an easily over looked bridge of land between Southern Mexico and South America where the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, contains 7% of the world's extreme bio-diversity ...

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Central America, or Mesoamerica, is an easily over looked bridge of land between Southern Mexico and South America where the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, contains 7% of the world's extreme bio-diversity and a rich history going back to 10,000, and some feel up to 40,000 B.C.  

Join writers Lisa Ruth, Jim Picht and Jacquie Kubin as they bring Central America and the events leading to the Maya 2012, December 12, 2012,  with you, the reader.

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