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Copa wants to expand its frequencies to Puebla after successful first month

 

Copa Airlines chief executive Pedro Heilbron said that there is good demand for the Puebla-Panama flight that is held four times a week, which could expand its output as demand justifies it: “”if we continue at the current rate, it will not be long time for this to become reality, “”he emphasized.

The executive stressed that it has had a promising start, as reserves grew more than expected, which gives them confidence in the success of the route. This digital reported last February that with a focus on the business and leisure tourism market, in August the Puebla-Panama flight from Huejotzingo International Airport (AIP) was inaugurated through Copa Airlines with the project at that time to achieve a daily frequency, so in this way the connectivity with Central America and South America was guaranteed.

Bland›n Figueroa emphasized that the cultural offer, in which the Museums of Constancy, Vienna and Children’s Music stand out, is a motivator to reinforce the economic and cultural exchange between the two countries. He emphasized that Panama has much to learn from Puebla, such as the importance of investing in public spaces and culture, to promote economic growth in its city.

Tourism minister Gustavo Him highlighted that Puebla’s organization, logistics, security and cultural offer has made it an interesting destination for international tourism. “”Puebla is already known worldwide, because of its gastronomy and culture, which makes it different from other cities that do not show the same,”” he said.

 

They find in the Great Blue Hole of Belize keys of the Disappearance of the Mayas

 

A group of researchers from Louisiana State University and Rice University have discovered in the Great Blue Hole of Belize one of the keys that may explain the disappearance of the Maya. The Mayan civilization flourished in the Yucatan peninsula.

These ancient Mesoamericans built impressive pyramids, mastered astronomy, developed a hieroglyphic writing system, and created a system calendar that is famous for supposedly predicting that the world would end in 2012. The Big Blue Hole is a sink located on the Lighthouse Reef , an atoll about 100 km off the coast of Belize, which is 300 meters wide and 123 meters deep.

At its origin was a system of limestone caves, when sea levels were lower. When the ocean level rose, the caves were flooded and the roof sank forming so sigular hole. The Great Blue Hole, according to scientists was a cave, but in hundreds of years the tide went up and submerged.

Scientists have found sediments and rocks from the declining era of the Mayan Empire (between 800 and 1000 BC), and have detected low amounts of aluminum in them, according to The Guardian newspaper. titanium, which reveal great amount of tropical rains.

These data, published in a study, point to a severe drought at that time that could be key to the extinction of this Mesoamerican civilization. Although they have already found evidence of this drought, the Great Blue Hole is the area best aligned with Tikal, the ancient capital of the Maya, and is also on the route of tropical storms passing through this ancient city.