Tortilla crisis in Mexico

People protesting on the streets of Mexico City on the rise of tortilla prices.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources agricultural products
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords price of food, corn, Mexico
References http://www.bt.no/nyheter/utenriks/Tortillakrise-i-Mexico-1833249.html; http://www.nrk.no/verden/tortilla-krig-i-mexico-1.1742950
Start date 2007
End date 2007
Reason(s) for conflict The US bioethanol production causing the rise in the corn export prices between United States and Mexico, which has further lead to even doubling of tortilla prices in Mexico.
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests locals are protesting against raising the prices of tortilla in the country lead by competitive energy industry which uses corn also
Barriers for dialogue different views of residents on the matter than the view of energy industry
Forums for dialogue prompt action of the government and regulatory measures on socialy sensitive products
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog, possibility for expressing opinion
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