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Falling Prices Rock Coffee-Growers In Colombia

From: france24.com

igh in the lush green mountains of western Colombia where they grow the soft beans from which the world’s finest coffee is cultivated, growers are up in arms over the giveaway prices being fixed a world away on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Producers here say they are selling at a loss, blaming the crash devastating their industry on stock market speculators who have forced prices down to an all-time low.

“We are paid a pittance,” says Gustavo Echeverry, 50, expressing the frustration of many of the 15,000 or so inhabitants of this coffee-growing center nestled in the mountains.

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