Avos too pricey? Courgettes will do
In Michoacan, drug cartels command parts of the valuable avocado business, and have reportedly infiltrated the industry and run extortion rackets, preying on producers
Rising avocado prices in Mexico, caused by poor harvests and cartel control, have reportedly prompted taco chefs to replace them with courgettes in guacamole, the staple dip on the table of nearly every restaurant in Mexico.
Avocado prices have soared in recent months due to a poor crop, forcing enterprising chefs to swap them for cheap and plentiful courgettes - and successfully fooling customers in the process.