Mexico tells Mennonites: stop cutting down jungle to plant – The Washington Post (Me: irresponsible deforestation for profit in Mexico and Columbia)

In 2018, Mexico slapped a 10.3 million peso ($540,000) fine on a Mennonite community for clearing tropical vegetation in Quintana Roo state, also on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Attorney General for Environmental Protection said members of the community removed plants including endangered chit palm and jobillo trees from 3,251 acres (1,316 hectares) that are home to a protected olive-throated parakeet.

Source: Mexico tells Mennonites: stop cutting down jungle to plant – The Washington Post