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Coffee plague severely hits region's top export

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A plague of coffee rust is severly damaging Central America's number one export crop.

It has already damaged 35 percent of Nicaragua's crop, which lost some $100 million worth of coffee, while in Guatemala, it has damaged 80 percent.

Authorities are taking measures against the plague, including a specialized committee in Nicaragua, that will look for solutions from the producers and exporters.

Source (in Spanish)