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Petro’s Aguacate Economy: the myth of agriculture as Colombia’s economic savior

In response to charges that Petro is too closely aligned with the Chavista dictatorship in Venezuela, Petro has a clever argument, which he employs to rave reviews on the campaign trail: he claims that it is the eight years of Alvaro Uribe and a...

How to Store Aguacate So They Don’t Brown

The aguacate (avocado) is one of the world’s favourite super foods, much loved for its high healthy fat content. If you’re into healthy eating, you’ve probably bought yourself an aguacate a couple of times. You’re probably also, then, familiar with the one of the saddest...

Mexico Files WTO Complaint Against Costa Rica Over Avocado Imports Ban

Q COSTA RICA - On Wednesday Mexico launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Costa Rica's restrictions on imports of fresh avocados from Mexico, the WTO said in a statement. The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO....

What Happens When You Eat An Avocado A Day

Avocados. Probably one of the nature’s little miracle foods which should be eaten whenever you have chance and preferably several times a week. Native to the Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America, avocados (Persea americana) are part of the flowering Lauraceae plant family – the...

One Year Since Costa Rica Banned Mexican Avocadoes

QCOSTARICA - A year ago last week, Costa Rica took the unilateral decision to stop importing the Hass avocado from Mexico after claiming that it had a plague that could endanger the country. Now, avocado prices have almost doubled, the smuggling of Mexican avocados from...

Costa Rica Avocado Prices To Increase

(qCOSTARICA) - Randall Benavides, president of the Chamber of Exporters and Importers of perishable products, confirmed that Costa Rica had imported 15 containers of avocado from Peru, which are priced 50% higher than the ones imported from Mexico, during the past seven weeks. Thus, he...

Mexico Takes Costa Rica To WTO Over Avocado Import Ban

(QCOSTARICA) Mexico and Guatemala have brought Costa Rica's import ban on avocados (aguacate in Spanish) before the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The case will be heard on July 15th in the committee in charge of Sanitary Measures in Geneva, Switzerland. The ban was issued by...

Minister Buys Avocado And Donates To Restaurant Claiming Shortage

(QCOSTARICA) Either real or the perceived shortage of  avocados (aguacates in Spanish) in the local market, Communications Minister, Mauricio Herrera, took the unusual step to buy some avocados from a street vendor and donate them to the Subway fast food chain store in San...

Costa Rica Bans Avocado Imports Due To Sun Blotch Virus

QCOSTARICA - The Phytosanitary Service (SFE) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAF) closed off all imports of avocados (aguacate in Spanish) to Costa Rica from eight countries and the State of Florida, due to a virus called Sun Blotch (Mancha del Sol...


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