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Aug 5, 2014

Maya Community Leaders Say They Were Not Invited to Meeting with U.S. Capital

There is an apparent dissention within the Maya community to report on tonight, following a release from the elected leaders of Conejo, Crique Sarco, Midway and Graham Creek.  The group of four, having met to discuss recent statements in the media by representatives of U.S. Capital Energy, says that it flatly rejects the decision and action by the leadership of the Toledo Alcaldes Association and the Maya Leaders Alliance.  Both organizations, it is confirmed, participated in meetings with the oil company to discuss the resources of the previously mentioned villages, including their land, in the absence of the community leaders.  Subsequently, the opinion is that an agreement has been struck between the three parties, leaving the communities to question whether the move by U.S. Capital to begin erecting its drill rig immediately after the meeting is indeed coincidental.  The group of four says it cannot accept or honor any accommodations that may have been granted by M.L.A. and T.A.A. to U.S Capital Energy to proceed with drilling on ancestral land.

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