Guatemala: Mayan Mayors Maria Martin reports from Guatemala that the historic peace accord promises full legal and social rights for the nation's long-repressed Mayan Indian majority. The hope this has inspired in the Mayas is especially strong in Quezaltenango, Guatemala's second-largest city. It's the first major Guatemalan city to have a Mayan mayor and a Mayan majority on its city council. The mayor's efforts to improve services are beginning to win over non-Mayans.
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Maria Martin reports from Guatemala that the historic peace accord promises full legal and social rights for the nation's long-repressed Mayan Indian majority. The hope this has inspired in the Mayas is especially strong in Quezaltenango, Guatemala's second-largest city. It's the first major Guatemalan city to have a Mayan mayor and a Mayan majority on its city council. The mayor's efforts to improve services are beginning to win over non-Mayans.