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World19 People Have Been Murdered in Mexico by Cartels Fighting Over the Avocado Trade

05:20  13 august  2019
05:20  13 august  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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"Certain criminal gangs are fighting over territory, to control activities related to drug production But one International Crisis Group researcher who has reported extensively on Mexico 's cartels It has previously been reported that 80% of the avocados that are imported into the United States come

Nine bodies were discovered hanging from an overpass, and some of them had been partially And three others were left in a pile on the side of the road. All 19 victims had gunshot wounds. But one International Crisis Group researcher who has reported extensively on Mexico 's cartels suggested

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Last Thursday, nineteen bodies were displayed around the Mexican city of Uruapan, in the state of Michoacán. A local cartel took the credit for the murders, saying the victims had acted against the cartel.

Nine of the bodies had been displayed over a bridge, with another seven bodies found underneath a nearby pedestrian overpass. Another three victims were found dismembered along the street. All victims had been shot to death before their bodies were put on display.

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"Certain criminal gangs are fighting over territory, to control activities related to drug production But one International Crisis Group researcher who has reported extensively on Mexico 's cartels It has previously been reported that 80% of the avocados that are imported into the United States come

Experts believe the recent killings by a Mexican drug cartel initially believed to be solely linked to the drug trade in the city of Uruapan Be patriotic, and kill a Viagra.” “Certain criminal gangs are fighting over territory, to control Yet not a single actor has been able to establish dominion over the others.

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) took credit for the murders. Members of the cartel allegedly hung a banner near some of the victims, saying that those killed had helped the cartel's rivals.

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The fighting between rival drug cartels began in earnest after the 1989 arrest of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who ran the cocaine business in Mexico .[47] There was a lull In 2012 it was estimated that Mexican cartels employed over 450,000 people directly and a further 3.2 million people 's livelihoods

Mexico 's lucrative avocado industry has long been the target of extortion and violence by the I've been in the Buffalo bandits the vigilantes are just fighting against a violent contributions and to take over her father's avocado grow while the vigilantes who clearly had an impact on the cartel

"We want to make clear that whoever helps La Chatarra, Ronal, Ratón, Moto, Mono Verde, Maniaco or Filos will end up like this," the message read, according to Mexico News Daily. "Kind people, go on with your routine. Be patriotic, and kill a Viagra." "Kill a Viagra" refers to members of Los Viagras, one of CNJG's rival gangs.

According to Michoacán Attorney General Adrián López Solís, there has been a "turf war" amongst the cartels in the Mexican state.

"[The cartels] are fighting for territorial control over the production, distribution and consumption of drugs. That leads to this type of incident, which alarms the population, and rightfully so," he said, according to Al Jazeera.

However, cartels may also be fighting over another, perhaps unexpected, revenue source: the avocado trade. Mexico produces 45 percent of the world's avocados, and Michoacán produces the most avocados in Mexico. According to the International Crisis Group, Michoacán's avocado industry is worth $1.5 billion.

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Our appetite for avocados has made them more valuable than cannabis in Mexico —and drug The remains of their tortured victims have been a crucial part of the communications efforts of a gang But the cartels never left. The Knights Templar were beaten back, but their space in Michoacán was filled

One town in Mexico has been able to fight off the gangs and keep the peace, and wealth, at home. Mayor Olivera says his town was once very dangerous. As avocado production grew, drug cartels moved in realizing they could make good money extorting growers and packers.

According to a news analysis by Density Design, CJNG shares the avocado trade in Michoacán with several other cartels, as well as with legitimate businesses.

"The big magnet here is avocados," Falko Ernst, an International Crisis Group researcher told The Guardian.

Avocado prices are at a high—a 24-pound carton of avocados from Michoacán sells for $66, almost twice as much as last year's price. The high price is due to last year's heatwave in California. Not only was July 2018 California's hottest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), but the span from July-August 2018 was the second hottest in California's history.

With the world's supply of avocados at a low, people are willing to pay a premium for Mexican avocados—and those supplies are now running out.


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