Mexico leaders try to harvest farmers' votes

Rural communities, feeling forgotten by politicians in the past, now hold key to presidential race.

    With the Mexican presidential election approaching, politicians are scrambling to lure the vote of the nation's farmers.

    Rural communities in Mexico make up 30 per cent of the population. Although the federal budget for the rural sector has increased, more than 60 per cent of the country's extreme poverty is also found in the countryside.

    In the Mexican town of Zacatecas, some locals they have been forgotten by politicians in the past. They hope that this year’s crop of politicians' campaign promises will finally bear fruit.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Zacatecas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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