Who owns the land?

In Mexico's Chiapas state, remnants of the Mayan people who once ruled the region are contending for land rights in an ecological preserve that represents nearly half of Mexico's remaining rainforest.

In California, landowners and the beachstrolling public are at odds over who owns Malibu's ibu's sand. Some see the entire shoreline as a public treasure, and others argue that private ownership rights trump public access.

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August 11, 2003

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