Yucatan: campesinos march against Pemex

More than a thousand peasants and fishermen marched in Campeche, in the Yucatan peninsula, Jan. 6 to protest the degradation of their lands and waters by the state oil company Pemex. Participants included members of the National Campesino Confederation, the Supreme Maya Council, the Council of Campesino Organizations, and other member groups of Campeche’s newly-formed Frente Estatal de Organizaciones Campesinas y Pesqueras (State Front of Peasant and Fisherman Organizations). In its first statement, issued the day of the march, the State Front denounced the rural development policies of President Felipe Calderon and demanded restitution for damaged lands and waters. (La Jornada, Jan. 7 via Chiapas95)

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