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Colombia Says Rain-Causing La Nina Weather Pattern Persists

February 14, 2012

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Colombia, the world’s second-largest producer of Arabica coffee beans after Brazil, said a “weak” La Nina weather pattern has persisted after causing above- average rainfall last year.

Colombia’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies commented today in an e-mailed statement in Bogota.

At its peak, wet weather caused by La Nina cut coffee production and hampered output in the fourth quarter at the nation’s largest coal mine, Cerrejon. Colombia is South America’s largest coal producer.

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