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Apr 22, 2015

P.U.P. Congratulates Mayans on Victory

The People’s United Party has issued a release congratulating the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes’ Association on the historic achievement of winning recognition from the Government of Belize on the issue of indigenous rights.  The statement goes on to say that in 2000, the P.U.P. government entered into agreement with the Maya of southern Belize on ten critical points which include acknowledgment that they have rights to land and resources in the south based on their longstanding use and occupancy.  A year later, the Belize Constitution was amended to specifically include Belize’s indigenous people among those whose identity, dignity and social and cultural and social values needed to be recognized and protected.  Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca says, “the opposition looks forward to working with the Maya leaders on the new legislation and institutions that will be necessary to make real this historic victory for our ancient Maya in Belize.”

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3 Responses for “P.U.P. Congratulates Mayans on Victory”

  1. Rod says:

    All you Mayans Betta vote fu pup because udp do not care about you remember Mayans you need to send this gov a message and that message is we will vote for the gov that is for us

  2. fureal says:

    @Rod when will you start to look beyond politics……that is typical of those who benefited from the PuP many years of ruling. Sad you did not save your money when things were happening for you now you the tek lick and so you blame UDP for everything.

  3. Ervin says:

    dats tru ,this goverment had show there tru leadership…so we mayans wont even vote for them… transformation like wat they alwayz say wont help dem..

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