Avocados - Mexico's New Blood Diamond

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Avocados - Mexico's New Blood Diamond

Parro
The avocado industry is growing more lucrative each year.  Beginning in 2009 to 2013 it is estimated that the cartels made about $770 million, or $154 million annually, according to El Universal.  This is made through extortion, kidnapping, usurping growers land, etc.  In Ireland, two restaurants will no longer serve them because, "they're like battery chickens".  The Irish owner of (2) Michelin star restaurants has named avocados, "the blood diamonds of Mexico".  They are no longer on his menus.

Michoacan is the largest producers in the world.  The cartels involved in the avocado trade include La Familia Michoacana (Johnny Hurtado), Caballeros Templarios and Los Viagra (the Santana brothers).

In England, known as the alligator pear, restaurants are ceasing buying avocados.

Mencho worked for the Valencia's avocado farm, if I recall correctly.

Source:  https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexican-avocados-blood-diamonds/ 

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canadiana
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Love your contributions Parro but I hate to be a stickler but please try if you will to post the article in it's entirety along with the link (which you did).You can always put your commentary either at the top before the article or at the bottom either way.It doesn't matter if you are commenting on another posted article you can reply with a link only but on an initial headline story please publish the article in full.Thanks.
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ESLiero
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Good info about the Irish business owner refusing to do business with criminals in the Avocado trade in Michoacán. Tancitaro, Michoacán the worlds leading producer is currently safe-guarding Los Viagras leader due to the farmer-funded "Private Police" that was set up after the "fake" Autodefensa invaded that part of Michoacán.
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canadiana
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Interesting ESLiero!
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Re: Avocados - Mexico's New Blood Diamond

Parro
Thanks for the feedback Canadiana -

It helps to know what is expected in posting information.  I'll copy the entirety in the original content, then add my thoughts or vice versa.  Any criticism is always welcome.