Here are two 2012 related news. First, the drug related violence in Mexico has been bad for the Mexican tourist industry. Fewer US citizens wants to travel there so they now hope that people will travel to Maya sites en masse next year. I am sure they will. If you go you may want to have this guide book as well.
The Mayanist epigrapher Mark Van Stone has several Youtube clips on his 2012 kanal to show why 2012 is not the end of the world. Check them out if you are too lazy to read a scholarly book. For some reason the clip does not show up here so I give you a link instead.