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MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD21
February 12, 2019
Opium poppies are seen in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Opium poppies are seen in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state...
Opium poppies are seen in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD20
February 12, 2019
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD1X
February 12, 2019
Poppy farmer Santiago Sanchez holds the seeds of an opium poppy plant in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
Poppy farmer Santiago Sanchez holds the seeds of an opium poppy plant in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra...
Poppy farmer Santiago Sanchez holds the seeds of an opium poppy plant in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD1T
February 12, 2019
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD1P
February 12, 2019
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD1J
February 12, 2019
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy an illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy an illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy an illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD12
February 12, 2019
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy an illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy an illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy an illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6MD0Y
February 12, 2019
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern...
Opium poppies are pictured in the fields of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIGB
February 06, 2019
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIEJ
February 06, 2019
A soldier burns an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A soldier burns an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIEI
February 06, 2019
A soldier laughs at a camp near the area where they found an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A soldier laughs at a camp near the area where they found an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIEF
February 06, 2019
Soldiers arrive at the area where they found an illegal opium plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur,...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers arrive at the area where they found an illegal opium plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIEA
February 06, 2019
A soldier waves to locals near the area where the army found an illegal opium plantation in the Sierra...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A soldier waves to locals near the area where the army found an illegal opium plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. ,
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIE4
February 06, 2019
A soldier burns an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A soldier burns an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIE2
February 06, 2019
Soldiers destroy a field of illegal opium plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers destroy a field of illegal opium plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDZ
February 06, 2019
Soldiers unload their weapons at the camp near the area where they found an illegal opium plantation...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers unload their weapons at the camp near the area where they found an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDX
February 06, 2019
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur,...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDW
February 06, 2019
In the mountains of Mexico's tropical sierra, an ever-growing expanse of pink poppy flowers has pushed...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
In the mountains of Mexico's tropical sierra, an ever-growing expanse of pink poppy flowers has pushed prices so low for opium paste, the gummy raw ingredient of heroin, that farmer Santiago Sanchez worries how he will feed and clothe his family. The area of Mexico that illegally farms opium poppies grew by more than one-fifth last year, to an area the size of Philadelphia, according to a U.N.-backed study published in November. That, along with a trend toward mixing synthetic opiate fentanyl in Mexico's tarry black heroin, has slashed what criminal gangs pay farmers like Sanchez for a kilo of opium. Now, Sanchez earns about $260 per kilo, a fifth of the average price two years ago. While Mexico's top drug traffickers still make billions of dollars supplying U.S. addicts, at the bottom of the supply chain, the villagers are hardly surviving. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: MEXICO-DRUGS/
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDU
February 06, 2019
Opium poppies burn after being set fire to by the army, near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur,...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Opium poppies burn after being set fire to by the army, near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDS
February 06, 2019
A soldier burns an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A soldier burns an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDP
February 06, 2019
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur,...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDL
February 06, 2019
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur,...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers cut opium poppies as they destroy a field of illegal plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDK
February 06, 2019
The flower of an opium poppy is seen in a field in Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
The flower of an opium poppy is seen in a field in Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDD
February 06, 2019
Soldiers camp near the area where they found an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers camp near the area where they found an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDC
February 06, 2019
Soldiers patrol the area of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero,...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers patrol the area of Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIDA
February 06, 2019
A child sits on a sidewalk in Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A child sits on a sidewalk in Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LID9
February 06, 2019
Soldiers burn an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers burn an illegal opium plantation near Pueblo Viejo in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LID4
February 06, 2019
Poppy farmer Francisco Santiago Clemente holds his weapon inside a car in a corn field in Juquila Yucucani...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Poppy farmer Francisco Santiago Clemente holds his weapon inside a car in a corn field in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LID1
February 06, 2019
Poppy farmer Santiago Sanchez stands next to opium paste lying on the table in Santa Cruz Yucucani in...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Poppy farmer Santiago Sanchez stands next to opium paste lying on the table in Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. "We can't keep living like this," said Sanchez, who is a local leader in the remote Mixtec Indian village of Juquila Yucucani, where hundreds of poppy farmers have seen already meagre incomes shrivel. "We can barely afford our food." REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICZ
February 06, 2019
A woman tends to her opium poppy plant outside her house in Juquila Yucucani, in the Sierra Madre del...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A woman tends to her opium poppy plant outside her house in Juquila Yucucani, in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICY
February 06, 2019
Children play marbles in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of a Guerrero,...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Children play marbles in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of a Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICW
February 06, 2019
A soldier stands near residents as he arrives at the area where they found an illegal opium plantation...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A soldier stands near residents as he arrives at the area where they found an illegal opium plantation in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICV
February 06, 2019
Soldiers patrol the area on their way to the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero,...
Pueblo Viejo, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Soldiers patrol the area on their way to the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICS
February 06, 2019
A donkey stands outside a local resident's home in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A donkey stands outside a local resident's home in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICR
February 06, 2019
A man walks in front of a local church of Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A man walks in front of a local church of Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICQ
February 06, 2019
Poppy farmer Nieves Garcia reacts next to her husband as she talks to Reuters in Juquila Yucucani in...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Poppy farmer Nieves Garcia reacts next to her husband as she talks to Reuters in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 17, 2018. "We are not drug traffickers, we want a dignified life," said Garcia, who has grown poppies since she was a child. "My kids have left this place because there's no way of getting ahead." REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICN
February 06, 2019
Clouds are seen over the Sierra Madre del Sur, on the outskirts of Juquila Yucucani, in the southern...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Clouds are seen over the Sierra Madre del Sur, on the outskirts of Juquila Yucucani, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICK
February 06, 2019
Poppy farmer Francisco Santiago Clemente walks with his gun on his back in a corn field in Juquila Yucucani...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Poppy farmer Francisco Santiago Clemente walks with his gun on his back in a corn field in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICH
February 06, 2019
A woman makes corn tortillas at her home in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
A woman makes corn tortillas at her home in Juquila Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LICG
February 06, 2019
Poppy farmer Santiago Sanchez holds opium paste in Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Poppy farmer Santiago Sanchez holds opium paste in Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. "We can't keep living like this," said Sanchez, who is a local leader in the remote Mixtec Indian village of Juquila Yucucani, where hundreds of poppy farmers have seen already meagre incomes shrivel. "We can barely afford our food." REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX6LIC8
February 06, 2019
Seeds of the opium poppy plant are seen in Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern...
YUCUCANI, Mexico
The Wider Image: As opium poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
Seeds of the opium poppy plant are seen in Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OPIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
MYANMAR-SILKWORMS/
RTS1QL3R
May 09, 2018
Zhou Xing Ci's family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers' sticky...
Lashio, Myanmar
The Wider Image: Myanmar hills embrace silkworms over poppies
Zhou Xing Ci's family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers' sticky brown sap to produce opium. Along with many other farmers in the hills of eastern Myanmar, the crop Ð much of which ends up as heroin sold on foreign streets - has in recent years put Myanmar behind only Afghanistan as the world's leading source of opium. A Chinese company working with farmers hopes the silk-producing larva can help the farmers, and their country, quit the drug. "Growing opium is too tough. It's only one harvest every year and a rain can easily destroy a whole year's work," said Zhou. The price for opium has fallen, he said, and growing poppies risked running afoul of heavy-handed eradication efforts by Myanmar authorities. The price drop, alongside the rise of synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, has contributed to a 25 percent fall in the total area of Myanmar under poppy cultivation since 2015, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The U.N. agency has assisted more than 1,000 farmers to switch from opium to another cash crop, coffee, since 2014, said Troels Vester, UNODC country manager for Myanmar. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "MYANMAR SILKWORMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: MYANMAR-SILKWORMS/
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXM
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXK
May 08, 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXJ
May 08, 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXI
May 08, 2017
A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation...
A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXD
May 08, 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXB
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXA
May 08, 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LX7
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LX6
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWP
May 08, 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWN
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWK
May 08, 2017
A soldier shows the lancing of a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier shows the lancing of a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a...
A soldier shows the lancing of a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWJ
May 08, 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFON7
May 24, 2016
A Chelsea Pensioner stands in front of a display of thousands of crochet and embroidered poppies at the...
London, United Kingdom
A Chelsea Pensioner stands in front of a display of thousands of crochet and embroidered poppies at the...
A Chelsea Pensioner stands in front of a display of thousands of crochet and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFL0J
May 23, 2016
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) visits the 5000 Poppies Garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) visits the 5000 Poppies Garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London, Britain May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/Pool
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFJ40
May 23, 2016
Visitors photograph a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower...
London, United Kingdom
Visitors photograph a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower...
Visitors photograph a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFJ3W
May 23, 2016
Detail is seen of a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show...
London, United Kingdom
Detail is seen of a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show...
Detail is seen of a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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