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Export Industry: Orchard Inspectors and Hyper-Violent Cartels

export industry: But the scent of money has drawn gangs and hyper-violent cartels that have hung bodies from bridges and cowed police forces, and the rising violence is threatening the newfound prosperity, according to CTV. A recent U.S. warning that it could withdraw orchard inspectors sent a shiver through the 2.4 billion-a-year export industry. The region's avocado boom, fueled by soaring U.S. consumption, has raised parts of western Mexico out of poverty in just 10 years. Some growers are taking up arms. They say their crop is worth fighting for. At the checkpoint in San Juan Parangaricutiro, the vigilantes are calm but attentive. ( As reported in the news.