CITY.- A historic transaction between the Government of
businessman Hans Jurgen Thies Barbachano yesterday allowed the State to
hectares of land where the archaeological site of Chichen Itza sits for
million pesos ($17,800,150 USD). The negotiation, which ended two days
the signing of an agreement to purchase the land, began more or
year ago between the Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco and Hans Jürgen
Barbachano, the owner, who sought the care and protection of historical
monuments there to remain as heritage of the State of Yucatan.