Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"With the upsurge in fentanyl use, the demand for Mexican heroin has fallen sharply, by an estimated 7 billion pesos ($364 million dollars)"

Wilson Center:

The authors estimate that the opium economy channeled around 19 billion pesos ($1 billion dollars) to some of the poorest communities in Mexico in 2017. This is a vast amount, nearly three times the total legal agricultural output of the entire state of Guerrero.

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These losses have caused farmers’ profits to disappear, village economies to dry up; and out-migration to increase.
For more, a recent NBC report.