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Guatemala Suffers a Coffee Crisis
Coffee Rust has destroyed over 70 percent of the Central American nation's crop and forced President Otto Pérez Molina to declare a national emergency. 
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A worker dries coffee beans at a coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country's crop. Molina said Friday that the pesticides will start being applied to coffee plants in April and that two more applications will be needed during the year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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A worker cuts down a coffee tree damaged by a fungus on a coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country's crop. Molina said Friday that the pesticides will start being applied to coffee plants in April and that two more applications will be needed during the year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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A coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country's crop. Molina said Friday that the pesticides will start being applied to coffee plants in April and that two more applications will be needed during the year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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Workers walk in a coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country's crop. Molina said Friday that the pesticides will start being applied to coffee plants in April and that two more applications will be needed during the year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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A coffee worker Petrona Lopez Chiquival takes rests against a tree on a coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country's crop. Molina said Friday that the pesticides will start being applied to coffee plants in April and that two more applications will be needed during the year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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A coffee worker holds a handful of coffee beans just picked on a coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country's crop. Molina said Friday that the pesticides will start being applied to coffee plants in April and that two more applications will be needed during the year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Guatemala Suffers a Coffee Crisis

Coffee Rust has destroyed over 70 percent of the Central American nation's crop and forced President Otto Pérez Molina to declare a national emergency. 

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