Costa Rica News – When I go to the grocery store in Costa Rica there is about a 50% chance that I will not find avocadoes in the fruits and veggies section.  This is due to the ban Costa Rica imposed on Mexican avocadoes.
A year ago, Costa Rica took the unilateral decision to stop importing Mexican Hass avocado after claiming that it had a plague that could endanger the country.
Now, avocado prices have almost doubled, the smuggling of Mexican avocados from the borders with Panama continues to increase, and Costa Rican businessmen are stating that Costa Rica is at the doors of a million dollar claim because of the government’s arrogance.
Producers estimate that Costa Rica might be sanctioned with 500,000 euro for having stopped importing

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