By Marvin G. Perez
(Bloomberg) -- Colombian coffee producers make urgent call to stop looting at warehouses in Buenaventura, the nation’s main shipping hub.
Unrest afflicting the Pacific port where 70% of Colombia’s coffee is exported adds to situation that started April 28 with protest against a tax reform bill
Roadblocks have prevented the transportation of beans from farms to collection centers, and onwards to ports, Roberto Velez, CEO at the Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers, says in statement
Such actions and other violent acts are disrupting transit of coffee, food security, health, life and work, with about half a million bags of coffee exports delayed, Velez says
“The vandals entered the Buenaventura Terminal and are looting the warehouses, including the coffee warehouses,” Velez says in separate tweet