Increase of Immigrants in to Yucatan, mostly from U.S.: INM
Citizens from Europe, United States, South America and Asia are the ones attracted by the Maya culture and its “prophecies “about the new era change next December 21, 2012.
United States leads the list with 1,091 applications, Canada with 391, Cuba 312, China 107, Italy 92, France 84 and Spain 82. Also, 68 citizens from England, 65 from Colombia, 60 from Belize, Venezuela with 57, Argentina 53, Germany 43, Honduras 46 and Brazil 26.
Benito Fernando Rosel Isaac head of the INM office in Yucatan considers that “Maya Prophecies” and the extensive tourist promotion of Yucatan in other countries is the cause of this increase of immigrants in the state.
Fernando Rosel added that there is a colony of residents from the U.S: in Merida downtown that mostly live in colonial houses, residents from Canada attracted by the weather have established a colony in the coastal area.
In addition, there are several colonies of Cubans due to the academicals, commercial and cultural exchange in the region.