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Adam Ruins Everything – How Drug Cartels Took Over the Avocado Trade | truTV

No, Adam, at bro night,
we watch “Game of Thro–” What?
Are we in Mexico? Yup! You wanted to hear
the twisted tale of how the drug cartels
got involved in the avocado trade,
right? No! Oh, we’re here anyway. Americans can’t get
enough avocados. In 2017, we imported
$2.6 billion worth of ’em. Nearly all of that
from Mexico. But we weren’t always goo-goo
for the guac glop. In fact, Mexican avocados
used to be banned in the U.S. until the lifting of a trade ban
with Mexico in 1994. Okay, I’ve got
your avocado toast, avocado smoothie, and avocado mimosa. Sorry that took
a couple decades. America was eager to import
cheap Mexican vegetables and export American
staple crops. And Mexico was deep in debt, so the U.S. government offered
to bail them out. But they demanded
some big compromises. Okay, Mexico,
if we’re gonna trade, you gotta be
more like us. More business,
less taxes. But if I can’t
collect taxes, how am I supposed to run
my country? Oh, relax,
Tío Manuel. It’ll be fine. But it wasn’t fine. Since the Mexican government
wasn’t investing as much in local institutions,
the cartels were able to strong-arm
small-town police forces, pay off politicians,
and just take over entire towns. I am the one who knocks… over
your town’s infrastructure. Who’s the bad guy? The cartel dude
or Uncle Sam? They both are,
just in different ways. Okay?
Keep up. But when the U.S.
and Mexican governments started cracking down
on the drug trade, the cartels needed
to diversify their interests, which brings us to avocados. They want to crack down
on my drugs? Fine! I’ll prey on a legal trade,
like avocados. No!
(grunts) Wait!
I didn’t say no! (growling) (laughing) Oh, my God.
He bit through the pit.


  1. Mr.Legoguy
    Mr.Legoguy January 12, 2019

    Merv is looking older

  2. Troupbomber
    Troupbomber January 12, 2019

    Support your local drug dealer, buy Avocados.

  3. Josh Green
    Josh Green January 12, 2019

    Was that Riz Gugat and Fabian Seacaster?

  4. Assa Nassa
    Assa Nassa January 12, 2019

    I’m not following the logic here. There is no incentive for the American government to try to get Mexico to stop being so high on taxes. Someone fact check this please

  5. 1anakin 20
    1anakin 20 January 12, 2019

    Start reading the comments and week for humanity. Yep totally

  6. ThatCoolKidYouKnow
    ThatCoolKidYouKnow January 12, 2019

    This is propaganda

  7. jotax94
    jotax94 January 12, 2019

    That is weird, now its time for some aguacates

  8. Flagon28
    Flagon28 January 12, 2019

    Santa Blanca sure is growing their enterprise

  9. Mark Teo
    Mark Teo January 12, 2019


  10. Nathan Posniak
    Nathan Posniak January 12, 2019

    from drug-cartels!

  11. chris doshoian
    chris doshoian January 12, 2019

    Thank the Lord HSBC admitted to laundering billions of dollars for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels (among others) and violating a host of important banking laws (from the Bank Secrecy Act to the Trading With the Enemy Act), Breuer and his Justice Department elected not to pursue criminal prosecutions of the bank, opting instead for a “record” financial settlement of $1.9 billion, which as one analyst noted is about five weeks of income for the bank…. LOL

  12. Randy Mi
    Randy Mi January 12, 2019

    So this is the american’s fault? These examples seem too contrived.

  13. DeluxeTux5249
    DeluxeTux5249 January 12, 2019


  14. Red Dalek
    Red Dalek January 12, 2019

    That is the most random title on YouTube.

  15. charlie h
    charlie h January 12, 2019

    Cmon, did yall have to make him wear a sombrero? :v

  16. Arkabol
    Arkabol January 12, 2019

    These black avocado is so weird.

  17. ItsCleverName
    ItsCleverName January 12, 2019

    I like the Ozark reference

  18. Cole Mair
    Cole Mair January 12, 2019

    The cartels would have taken over anyway either that or the narcos would have

  19. Cole Mair
    Cole Mair January 12, 2019

    You didn't think they're using an avocado legal trade to launder their illegal money probably or useing the all avocado transports to smuggle guns drugs and people into the country the most profitable illegal trades

  20. Cole Mair
    Cole Mair January 12, 2019

    Reason why we ban importation of avocados from Mexico is that it would under mean American avocado Growers.

  21. Cole Mair
    Cole Mair January 12, 2019

    We bailed them out so they would stop taxing us on goods we could have easy grown here we helped them and we still are helping the Mexican government

  22. Chad Carey
    Chad Carey January 12, 2019

    Oversimplified, biased, and unimportant.

    A lot more decisions then uncle Sam pushing them to lower taxes took place. Including the ones that
    got them massively into debt in the first place and how the Mexican government implemented the new tax system. Just to name two categories.

    Pushing for low taxes doesn't make Sam a bad guy. Whether it was the right choice can only be debated with more information about the circumstances and choices that followed when implementing it. Stop putting uncle Sam as the bad guy or idiot every time, the truth is more complicated than "he's an just an evil idiot".

    Who cares that the drug lords are finding other, more legal, trades?

    I used to like Adam, but he has fewer facts, more blatant bias, and propaganda these days.

    Find better fact checkers, ensure they have a more diverse set of opinions to counteract bias, and be more thorough with your research.

  23. 0Anesthetic 4u
    0Anesthetic 4u January 12, 2019

    This isn't how they did it this is why they did it.

  24. Racheal Farrar
    Racheal Farrar January 13, 2019

    I don't see what the big deal about avocados is, to me they taste like a salted apple mixed with butter that as been left to go bad 😵.
    Seriously they taste horrible.

  25. Defox
    Defox January 13, 2019

    Yeah as if the Maxican government wasn't already corrupt and wouldn't have invested in infrastructure even if they did have more tax money.

  26. Lucifer
    Lucifer January 13, 2019

    "Oh my god he bit through the pit"

  27. TheChuckd33
    TheChuckd33 January 13, 2019

    Avocados look and taste like a cross between vomit and baby poop. How would I know what baby poop tastes like, you ask? I eat baby poop on the reg, son!

  28. Sealed
    Sealed January 13, 2019

    I don't get the message behind this.

  29. Joshua Wells
    Joshua Wells January 13, 2019

    My brother said if the Cartels ever threatened or stopped the Avocado Trade, he would march down to Mexico and deal with them.

  30. ilose3
    ilose3 January 13, 2019

    There was SOOO many flaws with this episode, like portraying the truth about the bacon cancer to colorectal cancer, the one that stuck out was there so called expert from yale… The cartel is buying "MILITARY GRADE WEAPONS" in America due to the laxed gun laws…. Where the hell are they buying it at? Because I want to shop there. Get your facts TruTV. Hell learn some true science from SciShow about the bacon – cancer risks. Try to Truly be neutral instead of pushing your stupid agendas.

  31. Cristobal Rojas
    Cristobal Rojas January 13, 2019

    This is true and is very documented on international press. That is why the cartels started to grow and took over my country, the thing got worst since Calderon started to colaborate with the american government to fight them. I see a lot of americans here who turn defensive with this simple truth. I suppose it is hard to accept that real life is not like a Hollywood movie, America is not the hero and does not help the rest of the world. They just look for their own benefits and tell people they fight for freedom when it is pure and cold buissness.

  32. justin castillo
    justin castillo January 13, 2019

    wished adam mentioned this article.

  33. ChaozN order
    ChaozN order January 14, 2019

    I chose option two. Bring my my freshly sliced onions!!!

  34. Apple User 193
    Apple User 193 January 14, 2019

    Please stop blaming America for other countries problems.

  35. crashoverride93637
    crashoverride93637 January 14, 2019

    Right the cartels had no power before 94, i swear adam ran out of real ideas like a year ago

  36. Alejandro Vega
    Alejandro Vega January 14, 2019

    What about the emu war

  37. Dmitry Godlevsky
    Dmitry Godlevsky January 14, 2019

    Damn, this is very anti American

  38. Kilroy 137
    Kilroy 137 January 14, 2019

    So ready for this new season on Netflix!

  39. Mark Smith
    Mark Smith January 14, 2019

    Mexico has always been a mess. They had the one of the worst generals- once one of them blow a massive blast in the ground not hurting any enemies. Why do they had the debt in the first place.

  40. SrMistick
    SrMistick January 14, 2019

    i dont like avocados

  41. christianhdzm
    christianhdzm January 14, 2019

    Option 3: I do both, now excuse while I weep for humanity

  42. lets get that bread gamers!
    lets get that bread gamers! January 15, 2019

    It's a avocado

  43. Rlex Aeents
    Rlex Aeents January 15, 2019

    But I dont like avocados

  44. jitensha
    jitensha January 16, 2019

    I don't know why we don't sell American avocados from South Florida. I grew up with an Avocado tree in my back yard, the fruit is much bigger and plentiful too. The same with mangoes…my parents still have both of these trees after 30 years, giving tons of fruit each year, yet at the store I have to get mine over priced, imported avocados from Mexico and mangoes from the Philippines. Why import when we can produce locally? Florida already supplies a lot of produce to the country and has the space and weather for growing it too.

  45. Bryce McKenzie
    Bryce McKenzie January 16, 2019

    I never really liked avocado. Now I have an excuse

  46. thoughtsintime
    thoughtsintime January 17, 2019

    Meh… this is headed into oversimplified and vague – sorry guys, your own fault but I expect better fact checks and info from you guys.

  47. Christian Cuellar
    Christian Cuellar January 17, 2019

    Am I the only one who thinks the avocado that got bit at the end was just kiwi?

  48. gray monochrome
    gray monochrome January 17, 2019

    Tio Manuel <Tio Samuel

  49. Oh yeah yeah
    Oh yeah yeah January 23, 2019

    Just ate avocados
    Watch him tell me I just did a lone of concain

  50. Tom Jones
    Tom Jones January 25, 2019

    As a male feminist, shouldn't Adam stop constantly man-splaining and offer his position up to a female, or is it that he thinks women would be incapable of doing as good of a job talking as much bull as he does?

  51. Mark Smith
    Mark Smith January 26, 2019

    Organized crime always diversifies- it always expands to take both legal and illegal and shady businesses- mixing it up benefits the bottom line the most.

  52. TheBigMan_andTheFatMan
    TheBigMan_andTheFatMan January 26, 2019

    I think we all know by now that Adam has magic powers rivaling ms frizzle

  53. Vicky T
    Vicky T January 26, 2019

    Avocado = tasteless

  54. RougenPlex
    RougenPlex January 28, 2019

    Comment below me did you know actual bananas are yellow true fact yup no joke no insult just a fact people already know so you feel great

  55. Jerry Rodriguez
    Jerry Rodriguez January 29, 2019

    If America were smart they'd trade with the Carribean nations that have Avocados about 4 times larger and filling.

  56. EveryThingGirl238
    EveryThingGirl238 January 29, 2019

    avocados taste like paper to me…

  57. Ian Garcia
    Ian Garcia January 29, 2019

    And lemons.

  58. UTHookEmHorns73
    UTHookEmHorns73 January 30, 2019

    Yup…because there aren't black markets in most industries. Including weapons, drugs, etc. Yup…banning stuff from good people because bad people use those items has obviously worked throughout history. Liberals & conservatives are both hypocritical. And this video is full of some BS too. But hey, history and facts shouldn't get in the way of a TV show making profits.

  59. Nut Breaker
    Nut Breaker February 4, 2019

    Oh my god he bit through the pit Does not sound right 2:05

  60. Samuel Bellos
    Samuel Bellos February 5, 2019

    Wow have not watched Adam for a while but it's really has devolved to Adam ruins everything uncle Sam by the looks of it. Somehow USA is at fault for the Mexican government being corrupt and greedy and weak on the cartels?

  61. Daniela Chavez
    Daniela Chavez February 5, 2019

    Please also talk about how the debt on Mexico was also caused by the US’s exploitation of Mexico’s oil!!! History just gets darker!

  62. Symphony Sawatzky
    Symphony Sawatzky February 6, 2019

    gosh dammit U.S!
    (from a Canadian)

  63. EclecticMillennial422
    EclecticMillennial422 February 8, 2019

    Recreational drugs being illegal is the problem.

  64. Edward J Ford
    Edward J Ford February 9, 2019

    Wow this show sold out to the liberals big time. Only they didn’t do their homework. Those trade agreements happened under Obama

  65. Justin that guy
    Justin that guy February 9, 2019

    they also bassicly killed farmers who don't agree ening the name blood guacamole

  66. Savannah Faith Brantley
    Savannah Faith Brantley February 19, 2019

    watches while eating an avocado

  67. Gabriel Garcia
    Gabriel Garcia February 19, 2019

    Who could have guessed that America was actually the evil country all along.

  68. Ian Mallsoft 1997
    Ian Mallsoft 1997 February 20, 2019

    Man, people literally die because up north they are crazy about our avocados.

  69. Yana S
    Yana S February 21, 2019

    I don't get why people use drugs. Avocado is my drug.

  70. Sean Keuroghlian-Eaton
    Sean Keuroghlian-Eaton February 28, 2019

    I mean are they really a cartel anymore if they’re just selling avocados? Also I love the idea of these mexican crime lords each harder than the last. Talking about starting to trade avocados

  71. The Shrimp
    The Shrimp March 4, 2019

    He should talk about how Nestle uses slave labor to get cacao for their chocolate milk.

  72. CocoCanine
    CocoCanine March 11, 2019

    Just wanted some Nachos.

  73. bubbyanne2
    bubbyanne2 March 21, 2019

    I love how he was freaked out about how he bit through the pit

  74. juan jose botero
    juan jose botero March 25, 2019

    Talk about the bananeras massacre

  75. marshall jarnagin
    marshall jarnagin March 31, 2019

    Ive heard bad things about avocados ruining peoples livs in Chile and South Africa.

  76. Potato Kid
    Potato Kid April 14, 2019

    "Oh my god, he bit through the pit!"

  77. Ryan Japan
    Ryan Japan April 14, 2019

    1:07 what wrong with not having tariffs? NAFTA anyone?

  78. Luna Eclipse
    Luna Eclipse April 14, 2019

    This is so stereotypical not every Mexicans have brown skin,mustaches, or a mariachi hat💀

  79. lisandra Enriquez
    lisandra Enriquez April 23, 2019

    Why did Adam remind me of kokichi with his voice and line at 2:21

  80. Hannibal Landa
    Hannibal Landa April 28, 2019

    Taking over avocado market… Ha!, drug cartels rule the country. Sicarios make their "interships" in elektra and coppel collecting money.

  81. Supreme Verdict
    Supreme Verdict May 11, 2019

    OK.. It turns out the bad way haha..

  82. MarvelousCrimson
    MarvelousCrimson May 17, 2019

    I'm eating tortilla chips n guacamole right now- DAMN you, Adam. 😩

  83. Insomniac Hart
    Insomniac Hart May 18, 2019

    YEP! the plan the cartels have is to stay alive long enough to see the legalization of Marigooana! lol Once that happens, they will be able to build on the cartels and turn them into profitable businesses! Of crime! 

    SO avocados are a good "Test Subject" and alas it seems to Work! No more drugs=less crime, More avocados, and basically no more police threatening to arrest these people for farming.

    Plus if something is stolen they CAN call the police now lol ( though they really don't need to)

    If this experiment works, the next thing people will be seeing is annoying Sinaloan Cartel branded stuff.  Sicario Merchandise and ads online and on TV "Sicarios Marigooana cigarettes!" or in this case of course. " If you have a hankering for avocados….. Call a Sicario, to kill that urge! Sicario Avocados… Lets assassinate dinner!" *bullet ricochet sound*lol Hay better a business than a Cartel or Sindicate right?

    DPG DINO RANGLER May 18, 2019

    Avocados from Mexico intensifies

  85. spel king
    spel king May 30, 2019

    Avoca do’s

  86. B.T Resource
    B.T Resource May 30, 2019

    How much calcium do you have to have be able to bite through an avocado pit?!

  87. fastestfirehawk2011
    fastestfirehawk2011 June 3, 2019

    Wrap your sweet noggins, gulliver's, and conscious tongues around this, o brothers and sisters: we, as humans, consume such vast quantities of corn ( it is in EVERY f**** thing) that we, as humans, have corn within us, in our molecular DNA. CORN! I am so corny. …and exceptionally horn*

  88. Moose*MC*animates !!
    Moose*MC*animates !! June 14, 2019

    From the title I couldn’t tell if you were ruining Drugs, Avacados or Minecraft villagers

  89. Ethan Finke
    Ethan Finke June 27, 2019

    Your hair looks like a paint brush

  90. Laurel Desilets
    Laurel Desilets July 16, 2019

    No avocados were harmed in the making of this product.

  91. Gummy Shoes
    Gummy Shoes August 3, 2019

    I love this show But i've never been able to stand adams voice D: I feel horrible

  92. Adam Thomas
    Adam Thomas August 10, 2019

    It's not drug cartel anymore then… it's avocado cartel

  93. Thomas Larkin
    Thomas Larkin August 13, 2019

    This show should be called person walks behind Adam whilst looking uninterested.

  94. ubastich
    ubastich August 19, 2019

    Ever since Joe Rogan exposed Adam for the pandering idiot that he is, I can’t believe anything that this WOKE ass buffoon says.

  95. cmiller8492
    cmiller8492 August 26, 2019

    Avocados are more expensive than drugs anyway

  96. Benjamin Akira
    Benjamin Akira September 3, 2019

    0:13 nice catch

  97. Chris PER
    Chris PER September 5, 2019

    So, now we're addicted to Avocados. Hehehe

  98. Mauricio Merida
    Mauricio Merida September 7, 2019

    He shouldn"t have eaten the peel. It would give him a hell of stomache

  99. الدخس ؟
    الدخس ؟ September 12, 2019

    I had saw a document movie about it on the DW TV Arabic. And I was shocked

  100. الدخس ؟
    الدخس ؟ September 12, 2019

    Adam ruins everything : No , Adam correct everything : Yes😊👏👍💓

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