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Hunucmá’s ejido office, during a city festival before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: File.

Residents in Hunucmá are tapping into their legal resources in land claims against poultry giant Bachoco.

The disputed properties are part of an ejido, an area of communal land collectively used and maintained by a group of people.

Although since the ’90s it is possible to sell ejido land, the process is often difficult as it requires the agreement of all interested parties, which may number in the dozens.

A legal order of protection, presented by members of the ejido, came after Bachoco gated off a large section of land known as San Vicente.

Locals also complained about the presence of loud heavy machinery on disputed properties close to their homes. Neighbors also complained about large stone barricades placed along roads in the middle of the night.

According to Por Esto, a contingent of police officers has been stationed in the community to ensure Bachoco’s ability to continue with its construction projects on what they claim is their land. 

Industrias Bachoco is Mexico’s top poultry and egg producer. Based in Guanajuato, Bachoco owns and manages more than 1,000 facilities and employs more than 25,000 people.


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