TOPSHOT - A Guerrero Community Police member looks at his mobile phone as he stands guard at an illegal poppy field, in Heliodoro Castillo, Guerrero state, Mexico, on March 25, 2018. 
In the mountains of Guerrero, despite continuous operations of the Mexican Army to eradicate illegal plantations, the cultivation of poppy and the production of opium gum are growing. Conflicts between small cartels that control production areas are also intensifying. In this "no man's land", of scarce presence of the public force, "community police" have appeared to protect peasant communities and, according to the circumstances, confront or negotiate with organized crime groups. / AFP PHOTO / Pedro PARDO
¿Cuáles son los beneficios de la legalización de la amapola en México?
En el estado de Guerrero, México, los diputados del Congreso local lograron la aprobación de un paquete de reformas que permitiría la siembra y el cultivo de la amapola o adormidera, y la producción de productos medicinales elaborados a base de esta planta. El diputado del Partido Movimiento Ciudadano Ricardo Mejía Berdeja habla de la iniciativa que él mismo promueve.
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TOPSHOT - A Guerrero Community Police member looks at his mobile phone as he stands guard at an illegal poppy field, in Heliodoro Castillo, Guerrero state, Mexico, on March 25, 2018. 
In the mountains of Guerrero, despite continuous operations of the Mexican Army to eradicate illegal plantations, the cultivation of poppy and the production of opium gum are growing. Conflicts between small cartels that control production areas are also intensifying. In this "no man's land", of scarce presence of the public force, "community police" have appeared to protect peasant communities and, according to the circumstances, confront or negotiate with organized crime groups. / AFP PHOTO / Pedro PARDO
¿Cuáles son los beneficios de la legalización de la amapola en México?
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