Although a large part of the population has not taken much interest, and another segment criticizes it for being very oriented to the tourist focus, in many of our developing countries this is one of the few opportunities for one of our destinations Tourism surpass the world.
Well, recognizing that in some way there is profit in this, let's also recognize that the contest becomes unfair from the moment that the Internet is the voting medium. This is one of the reasons why a country with a smaller comparative population is at a great disadvantage and has less Possibilities Although at a technical level its proposal may be more impressive.
Let's see how the contest becomes unfair to the population:
When taking the percentages of the world population, We see that Asia could by voting have 4 wonders in the first ten places, while Europe would have 4, Latin America would have 1 and Africa would have 1.
However, since it is the only vote for the inhabitants that have access to the Internet, Asia would have 4, Europe 3, North America (not including mexico) would have 2 and Latin America 1.
This is consistent with what is happening, with the exception of Europe, a continent to which the vote has not drawn attention at all. Many suggest that the so-called developed countries have considered that this project of the 7 natural wonders is a way of giving crumbs to developing countries to entertain themselves and hence that despite the fact that 27% of internet users are from Europe, none of its proposals is among the ten nominees, as well as North America (not including Mexico) that only the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls are the ones that are making the force although 19% of Internet users are from this region.
This absence of the "developed countries" has been taken advantage of by the Asians and Latin Americans.
If we look at the voting today, from the top ten places:
- Asia already stuck 8 positions
- Latin America stays alive with the Amazon River, to which six countries are betting
- And Costa Rica, to whom we must recognize the merit of sustaining itself in the first ten places after three months of battle. Of course, Costa Rica is the country with the most Internet users in Central America, it is estimated one million.
What happens with the rest of Central America:
- Guatemala, Despite having two positions very close (Atitlán 12 and Pacaya 16), which were among the top ten for two months, it will be impossible for them to hold on with their divided votes ... unless they do something to bet on Atitlán, which is the one with the most chances have. You definitely can't get two, so it would be nice if you at least won one. Guatemala has 756,000 Internet users.
- Honduras, It is falling loudly, after being in the 14-16 positions it is now in the 21 position ... what a pity because with just 223,000 Internet users can cost a lot to lift their Biosphere of Rio Plátano.
- The Savior, Arrived late with Coatepeque, is now in the 124 position despite having the double Of Internet users than Honduras.
- Nicaragua Also arrived late, with Ometepe, whose wonder the Nicas feel very proud, but with just 125,000 Internet users ... it will be difficult, now it is in the 122 position.
Either way, we must not lose hope, and we must encourage the vote. Whether they win or not our proposals, if a Hippie decides one day to take a trip to the Ometepe Island, Because she saw that she had been nominated for the 7 natural wonders, we are sure she will make a good impression because we know what we are talking about.
... and if you take a plate of pinol, three tortillas and a good glass of coyol wine ... the lady who breaks her back will have won ... and we will all have won.