In 1975, the Mexican government expropriated 307 hectares of communally owned land in El Zapote for expansion of Guadalajara Airport, including a new terminal. A number of payments have been made to the ejidos but, 43 years later, they are still demanding full compensation. Their claim is opposed by the Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT) and airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP). Street marches, protests and blocking entrances to airport car parks has delayed the expansion plans which include a new runway. There was hope of resolution of the land compensation dispute with an agreement, made on 14th April 2016, which would have awarded the ejidos USD176 million in compensation. But, instead of upholding the agreement, the SCT backed out of it, commissioning the Instituto de Administración y Avalúos de Bienes Nacionales (INDAABIN), referred to in English as the Institute of Administration and Evaluation of National Assets, to conduct a new analysis. The findings of this study led to SCT making a drastically reduced compensation offer, of less than USD3.6 million. Communal landowners rejected this offer out of hand. The SCT claimed that the court ruling on the issue was “unclear” whilst leader of the communal landholders Nicholás Vegas Pedroza said it ruled in their favour.