Washington’s Blog 
Dec 5, 2012
Amid reports that the Mayan 2012 end of the world “prophecy” is posing a real threat to children and suicidal people  – and the fact that 1-in-10  people believe that the Mayans have prophesied the end of the world – the U.S.  and Russian  governments are hitting the airwaves tell people that the world won’t end in 2012.
Is this another government coverup?
Archaeologists recently found a cache of Mayan calendars which goes thousands of years past 2012 .
And current Mayan elders say that the world ain’t ending this year .
For example, Tz’utujil Mayan elder Tata Pedro Cruz says that the world will not end in 2012:
AP noted  in 2009:
Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly “running out” on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it’s not the end of the world.
Or is it?
Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists.
Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.
Ricardo Cajas – president of the Collective of Native Organizations of Colectivo de Organizaciones Indígenas de Guatemala – said  the date did not represent an end of humanity or fulfillment of the catastrophic prophecies, but that the new cycle “supposes changes in human consciousness.” (Translation ).
And Don Alejandro Perez Oxlaj – leader of the National Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala, Day Keeper of the Mayan Calendar, and 13th generation Quiche Mayan Spiritual Leader – says that the world will not end in 2012:
While Oxlaj certainly warns about man-made problems, he says that December 21, 2012 is not the end of the Mayan calendar :
Contrary to popular belief the living elders of the Maya do not agree that December 21, 2012 is the end of their calendar. A new “Sun” represents the beginning of a new Long Count cycle in the calendar system of approximately 5,200 years, which they say may not happen for many years.