From Cartel to Table

Illustration by Marco Miccichè.

Mexico is the largest exporter of avocados in the world, to the tune of $3.2 billion in 2020. The state of Michoacán is at the center of this “green gold rush,” producing 80% of all Mexican avocados annually. Michoacán is also one of the most violent states in Mexico, largely because of organized crime. As […]

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