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Senator Peyrefitte Says there is a Way to Reverse the Communal Land Rights Regime

Sticking to issues in the south, there are some residents in three Mayan villages who are saying that they no longer want to improve their lands under the communal land rights regime. They say that they now want full control of their lands, separate and apart from the CCJ’s Consent Order which affirms lands rights to indigenous people. The villages of Big Falls, San Marcus, and San Pedro Columbia made their position known this week via an interview with our newsroom. In fact, the Alcalde of Big Falls Village, Eulalio Choko has written to the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, informing the minister of their position. The communal land rights emerged right after the CCJ handed down its Consent Order in 2015 under the United Democratic Party was in power. Former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte told Love News that there is a way to reverse the communal land rights regime.