The increase in fuel prices will not affect the upper echelons of the Mexican bureaucracy. In fact, the Congress, the Supreme Court and other federal agencies have already allocated extra funds for the reimbursement of fuel costs to their employees higher up in the hierarchy. Meanwhile, in the streets the protest continues, the situation is very critical. In 23 states there are more or less vilolent protests, ranging from simple road blocks up the assaults to service stations, through the acts of vandalism against state properties. The union representatives of agricultural workers have joined the common protesters to trigger a protest that could go far beyond the dissatisfaction for the rising of fuel prices.