More from Mark Stevenson
'Green Gold' Brings Riches, Violence
Avocado growers are arming themselves with AR-15 rifles to guard against thieves and drug cartel extortionists.
Oct 23rd, 2019
Mexicans Dismayed by Avocado Price Climb
Increased demand in the United States and a slight drop in production are to blame.
Jul 15th, 2019
Soda Bottlers Flee Crime-Ridden City
Investigators say criminal groups may have been trying to extort money from the companies.
Jun 14th, 2018
Mexico's Exports to U.S. Have Broadened
It is an amazing state of affairs for a country that, as late as the 1980s, basically exported just oil.
Feb 3rd, 2017
Avocado Prices Fueling Deforestation
It is the enormous U.S. appetite for avocados that has driven the expansion.
Aug 10th, 2016