Red spider mites threatening Colombian coffee crop

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One of Colombia's main coffee producing regions is seeing its harvest threatened by a tiny but destructive pest.

Red spider mites, a miniscule species of arachnid, are attacking the leaves of coffee plants in Caldas on a scale not seen before - and farmers are facing a real battle to save their crops.

Tom Bayly reports.

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