Avocados: Mexico’s ‘green gold’ is under threat

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    Southwest Mexicos’ Michoacan is the heart of the world’s avocado business.

    It is the top supplier to the US, in an industry generating about $2bn a year.

    But criminal gangs are trying to muscle in on the lucrative trade, and some growers are now fighting back.

    Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Periban in the state of Michoacan.

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