| GEO World|
| Farmers take out protest rally in Mexico City|
| Updated at: 1710 PST, Saturday, January 31, 2009|
MEXICO CITY: Many protesters carried pictures of revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata
Thousands of people in Mexico City have protested against what they say is the inadequate response by the government to growing economic problems in Mexico.
The protesters - most of them from rural areas - were angry at President Felipe Calderon's recent move to freeze the price of petrol but not diesel.
They said the costs of running farm machinery had become prohibitive.
The country's economy has also been hit by a fall in the amount of money sent home by Mexicans living abroad.