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The Mayans' clash of ancient and modern

Descendants of the Mayans still live in parts of Central America and southern Mexico, where they are among the poorest people. The BBC's Alastair Leithead travelled to a small Mayan village in the Mexican state of Chiapas to see how government attempts to modernise indigenous people are clashing with a traditional life that goes back thousands of years.

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