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The worst of the last year… not COVID

3 January 2022

in Mexico’s avocado-growing region told me that drug cartels had moved in, evicting – and in many cases killing – landowners to take control of production. It was horrifying. Every time I went to pick an avocado I would think of all of the innocent people who have died in the trade, driving an industry that is worth billions of dollars to drug traffickers.

Mexican Irish emigre Lily Ramirez-Foran, in the Irish Times last November:

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