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In this March 26, 2013 photo, Arroyo Hondo Land Grant heir Fernando Martinez is shown at the historical northern New Mexico Spanish land grant. Some heirs and homeowners currently are locked in a dispute after a land grant board filed a warranty deed in an attempt to reclaim 20,000 acres of private land originally granted by Spain's colonial government to Arroyo Hondo's founding families. The fight is preventing property owners like Martinez from selling property, refinancing mortgages, or getting insurance policies while the courts struggle to unravel the conflict.  (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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