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Psilocybin Mushrooms in Mexico in Danger of Extinction

I have done field work in the Mazatec region since 2009, and in all these years, I have only seen two types of psilocybin mushrooms for sale in the city of Huautla de Jiménez. However, the article " Seeking the Magic Mushroom " (1957) describes the use of at least seven different species of psychoactive mushrooms in Mexico.

Sep 06, 2021 by Marcos García de Teresa, Ph.D
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Chinese money launderers team up with Mexican cartels to profit billions from US fentanyl crisis

Chinese money launderers and fentanyl-makers have gone into business with Mexican drug cartels, teaming up to make billions of dollars a year trafficking the powerful opioid that is killing thousands of people in the United States.

Jul 17, 2021 by Anna Giaritelli - Washington Examiner
World News
Paper Dollars in Circulation Globally Spike amid Hot Demand. But a Mexican Bank, after Run-ins with the US, Can No Longer Unload its Hoard of Paper Dollars

The amount of "currency in circulation" - the paper dollars wadded up in people's pockets and purses, stuffed under mattresses, or packed into suitcases and safes overseas - jumped again in the week ended December 30 to a new record of $2.09 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, where currency in circulation is a liability, not an asset.

Jan 12, 2021 by Wold Richter - Wolf Street
World News
Chinese 'cartels' quietly operating in Mexico, aiding US drug crisis

From nondescript buildings in the industrial nucleus of Wuhan, across wavy seas to dusty tented super laboratories in the heart of Mexico, and then across the jagged southwest border and dispersed like a wild bomb ripping through every crevice of the United States, the growing presence of Chinese drug lords and cartels below the border is one that is killing an unprecedented amount of Americans.

Jun 11, 2021 by Fox News
World News
Why Mexican drug-traffickers started smuggling iron ore to China

IT IS big, bulky, you can't snort it, and it doesn't get you high. Per tonne, it sells for about $125, compared with cocaine, which fetches at least $50m wholesale. By any reckoning, iron ore would seem like a daft thing to peddle if you were in the drugs trade.

Feb 15, 2021 by The Economist
World News
Yucca Cacti Theft Illuminates Mexico's Hidden Plant Trafficking Problem

Theft of yucca cacti from indigenous communities in Mexico's northwestern state of Baja California for export is reportedly accelerating, underscoring the silent issue of plant trafficking in the country. Indigenous communities in the municipality of Ensenada have raised alarm about the continuing theft of yucca, a plant on which they are economically reliant, from reserves, apás, Kiliwas and Paipai communities according to El Universal.

Oct 11, 2020 by Alessandro Ford
Botany & Horticulture Blogs



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