May 6, 2014

Fungus Cripples Coffee Trees in Central America

Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times

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A plant-choking fungus called coffee rust, or la roya, has swept across Central America, withering trees and slashing production everywhere. As exports have plunged over the last two years, the effects have rippled through the local economies.

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TAGGED: Coffee, Coffee Rust, Central America, La Roya