July 06, 2007

New Wonder of the World?

Counting on Chichén Itzá

Mexico uses Seven Wonders of the World contest to garner international attentionLong before she stunned the nation with her come-from-behind victory, Ortega launched a campaign to help Chichén Itzá win. Now, she's appearing in TV commercials airing 10 times a day to urge Mexicans to log on and vote for the sake of the nation.

Meanwhile, Telmex, the national phone company, has printed 100,000 prepaid phone cards with a picture of Chichén Itzá and Coca-Cola has distributed 25 million cans urging people to cast ballots.

Ortega's eyes shine with excitement when she talks about the possibilities. An airport nearby. A new Maya museum. Perhaps even a fast train from a cruise ship pier in the neighboring state of Quintana Roo to Chichén Itzá.

“This could redefine Yucatán,” Ortega said. “But it is not isolated to Yucatán. This is a wonder for Mexico. We are ready to win.”

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Hey, great shot of Kukulkan! Thanks for the photo, Rob!
All Best
Russ Bates