No more U.S. restrictions on Mexican avocados
Mexican officials celebrated the lifting of the last remaining U.S. barriers to avocado exports, calling it a positive economic development that could help stem the tide of migrants heading over the border to find work.
In 1914, U.S. authorities prohibited the importation of the Mexican avocado because they said it was infested by agricultural pests. By the end of 2005, Mexican avocados were allowed in every U.S. state except California, Florida and Hawaii. Restrictions in those three states were lifted Friday.