US suspends imports of Mexican avocados after inspector receives threat

MEXICO CITY—The US government has suspended imports of Mexican avocados after one of its inspectors in Michoacán, Mexico’s main producing state, received a threatening phone call.

The Department of Agriculture said over the weekend that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has suspended inspections in the state until further notice. The suspension came on Super Bowl weekend, a time when US demand for Mexican avocados is particularly high, as Americans eat more guacamole than at any other time of year.


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