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Farming 'insurgency' expected in north-west Mexico

Farmers and politicians in north-western Mexico have vowed to launch demonstrations as early as Monday (Mar. 21), if the Federal Government does not give extroadinary assistance for crops damaged by frost earlier this year, reported Noroeste.com.mx.

In a recent meeting in the Sinaloa State Congress, farming industry leaders and local deputies agreed to launch a 'real insurgency', with demonstrations to take place if the Federal Government does not take action by Thursday (Mar. 17), the story reported.

Sinaloa Congress Agricultural Commissioner Rosendo Camacho Luque

Sinaloa Confederation of Agricultural Associations president Armando Borboa López, said between 100 and 200 producers would need to be present at the march, the story reported.

The Congress' Agricultural Commissioner Rosendo Camacho Luque said he too would demonstrate, following disappointment with Mexican President Felipe Calderon's 'unfavorable' response to the crisis.

Congress deputy Jesús Manuel Patrón Montalvo did not say what type of demonstrations would be carried out, other than that they would be done in the most effective way.

"We're beginning to see a real insurgency in the Sinaloa countryside," he was quoted as saying.

Photo: www.congresosinaloa.gob.mx

Source: www.freshfruitportal.com

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