On 23 July, between 25,000 (according to the government of Mexico City) and 35,000 campesinos (according to organizers of the action) marched in Mexico City to demand a comprehensive agrarian reform, in repudiation of the reform laws on energy, and in favor of respect for the rights of peoples and communities.
Protestors presented a document with their proposals for agrarian reform, to be taken into account at the national Congress, which is about to address the matter in response to a proposal made in March by President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The slogans that were uttered at the protest spoke to the principal grievances: for example, “Hunger is not combated with handouts but rather through food production in communities,” or “Mexico demands food and energy sovereignty.”
Organizations that covered the whole spectrum of politics in Mexico, including some groupings allied to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is at present in power.
For more information (in Spanish):
Campesinos exigen una reforma integral para el agro; repudian leyes energéticas (La Jornada, 24 de julio de 2014)
Marchan hoy miles de campesinos en rechazo a las leyes de energía (La Jornada; 23 de julio de 2014)
“Venimos a detener el despojo de tierras y a defender el agua”, anuncian campesinos; planean hoy megamarcha en DF (Sin Embargo, 23 de julio de 2014)