Criminal extortion of Mexican farmers drives lime prices up

Apatzingán (Mexico) (AFP) – A staple in Mexican cooking, the lime has become the latest agricultural product targeted by criminal gangs looking to extort farmers. This has caused some in the western state of Michoacan to abandon their groves, which has in turn driven prices up. Now, the trucks transporting limes are sometimes escorted by police as authorities try to act against powerful gangs.


Close Bitnami banner