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Beware the avocado mafia in Mexico

Your article (Taco alarm bells ring as avocados go out of reach for Mexicans, 7 August) misses the point about what is the nature of the problem and who is responsible. A farm in the west of Mexico that I owned until a few years ago simply could not get its product on the market because the …

Mexico

Checking Out: How F1 Boosts Hotel Takings

The average annual fee paid to host a Formula One race comes to around $33 million with governments usually picking up the bill. It is a high-octane cost but the returns are equally turbocharged.<p>F1 offers countries the biggest shop window of them all as it is the world’s most-watched annual sports …

How Farmers in Mexico Are Turning an Aztec Grain Into Sustainable Modern Gold

<i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world. Chefs at the forefront of this trend are</i> …

Agriculture

BBC World Service - Assignment, Mexico: The Town that Said ‘No’

The Mexican state of Michoacan was the birth place of the Mexican drug war. The town of Cheran is much like other mainly indigenous communities, but it is unique; Cheran has no mayor, no police, and political parties are banned. There are no elections here. Cheran governs itself, after it fought …

In Tijuana, Mexicans Deported by U.S. Struggle to Find ‘Home’

Obama is reining in deportations, but for many in the border city it’s too late.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—On the U.S. side of the border, an immigration officer unlocked a padlock on a metal door. On the other side, a Mexican officer unlocked another padlock. With that bit of antiquated protocol, the metal …