Latin Post recently covered a story about Mexican drug cartels recent forays into the agricultural industry.
According to some reports, Mexican cartels are making attempts to take over Mexico’s booming avocado industry.
Although there no reports so far of cartels storming into avocado producing areas, there are indicators of one drug syndicate, the Viagras cartel, seizing protected land with the aim of cultivating and selling avocados.
However, some of the landowners and farmers will not give up this land without a fight.
“The threat is constant and from all sides,” Jose Maria Ayala Montero told the Los Angeles Times.
According to the LA Times, Ayala Montero works for “a trade association that formed its own vigilante army to protect growers.”
Read the full story from Big League Politics
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