By Ann Aurelia Lopez
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As the taxi passes through the pueblo of Armería and then begins the steep climb up the road toward Rincón de López, the taxi driver assures me that I won’t ﬁnd Colima campesinos in either Watsonville or Salinas, California. ” The main road through Rincón de López is unpaved and lined with concrete houses and small businesses. A confusing jumble of children, chickens, and dogs runs through the dusty road, kicking up clouds of dust. Through the haze and with the counsel of some of the local residents, I ﬁnd the home of Esmeralda Gómez and Sergio Camacho Machado, the parents of Ana Aguirre, a farmworker in Salinas.
The lands of these comunidades agrarias could not be sold or leased. Communal land is also located within ejido villages. A hill next to the village serves as a communal land resource for the residents of Los Sauces de Pérez. Since converting his ejido parcela from corn to pastureland for export cattle production in recent years, Jesus Acosta now cultivates an ecuaro (hillside corn, bean, and squash intercrop) near his home. The harvested crops are designated for the exclusive use of his family members.
When Lázaro Cárdenas became president of Mexico in 1934, the agricultural census showed that 13,500 people had monopolized 83 percent of all lands in the private sector. 3 million (Cordoba 1974). Strikes raged in both the United States and Mexico. S. agricultural workers protesting low wages and unsatisfactory working conditions in California, more than one hundred farmworker strikes erupted in north-central Mexico. Strikes also erupted in the northwestern states of Mexico, where commercial agriculture and subjugation of peasants had occurred most rapidly (Baird and McCaughan 1979).