This week on Americas Now: ‘Coffee rust’ threatens crops

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High-quality coffee produced in Nicaragua is one of the country’s most lucrative exports. But a disease called “coffee leaf rust” is devastating the crop fields of Nicaragua and the farmers who harvest them. The same plant that won one of the most important coffee prizes in Nicaragua a few years ago has now been deeply affected by coffee rust.

Americas Now correspondent Grace Gonzales talks to the people most affected by this “coffee plague.” This week on “Americas Now.”

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