A New Beginning (48 images)

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Modern-day Maya are finally rediscovering their ancestors’ long-forgotten way of life.

Ever since the European conquest of Central America, indigenous Maya have been living as second class citizens in their own territories, suffering centuries of discrimination and cultural oppression. Nowadays, Maya activists, artists and spiritual leaders are spearheading a movement to restore their people’s identity and rights.

Thanks to their efforts, in the past...
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