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Teleoperator Clarity Nice and her friend ethnographer Flower Parkwood, reach the picturesque village of Miradorcito in the state of Campeche in
Mexico. Brought to Campeche in a colorful guagua after a brief vacation
in Cancun following the exposure of alcohol traffic in the British
Virgin Islands (The Sugar Baby), Clarity works alongside Flower in an
archaeological site to make some pocket money, using Flower's 'permiso
de arqueologia', an observation and archaeological dig permit granted by
Flower's boss, Egyptian egyptologist Akhris Zephairi. Zephairi's
Alabastriah Foundation, funded by the Museum of Cairo, and its partner, a
shady real estate developement company from Belize, Mangrove Barrier
Resorts, are looking for new areas to dig in Miradorcito, and are out to
invest a pile of cash.
In agreement with Zephairi, the man
behind the strategy to throw out of the village all the inhabitants of
Miradorcito, the head of the real estate company, his accomplice Lever
Fahibian, makes an offer to the elderly head of the village, Ms.
Morales, to buy the land of her ancestors, in order to let Zephairi seek
an obscure assortment of Mayan ruins buried under Miradorcito for
centuries. Using a local authorization from the governor of Campeche,
which grants Zephairi a permit to dig under Miradorcito, the
egyptologist razes part of the village, insisting on building on the
village site a gambling resort similar to those found in Belize. Backed
by Zephairi, Fahibian uses the permit granted to build a Mayan
historical village along the gambling resort, that will bring new
tourist business to the area. Ms Morales can count on no one except
Clarity and a toucan which has been passed on by her ancestors, to save
the village from the jaws of Zephairi, who wants ownership of
Miradorcito's land as a source of revenue for the Museum of Cairo, and
has agreed with local politicians to get the traditional Mexican village
relocated to Egypt.
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