A Mexican farm worker picks green avocados. Farmers in the town of Tancitaro have formed their own police force using the profits from the sale of the fruit to the US. Photo: Reuters

America’s appetite for avocados is keeping this Mexican town safe from murderous gangs

The financial rewards from producing 80 per cent of the fruit imported to the US have led to a grass roots police force made up mostly of farmers from Tancitaro

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A Mexican farm worker picks green avocados. Farmers in the town of Tancitaro have formed their own police force using the profits from the sale of the fruit to the US. Photo: Reuters
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