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Wednesday 07 January 2009, San Josť, Costa Rica 

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Colombia's Fedecafe Demands US Caricaturist
Bogota - The Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, known as FEDECAFE announced Tuesday a millionaire lawsuit against US caricaturist Mike Peters, for what it described as an insult to Colombia’s main national product.

During a press conference FEDECAFE Manager Gabriel Silva condemned the message that appeared in a comic strip in hundreds of US newspapers, which associates the emblematic coffee label Juan Valdes with the Colombian criminal bands.

He announced that FEDECAFE, after consulting with their legal advisers in New York, will demand Peters in US, for damage, defamation and detriment to intellectual property.

He indicated they will sue for us$20 million dollars and a public apology in reparation to the wrong done, because that kind of caricature acts against national dignity, Colombian coffee reputation and encourages consumers to take other drinks.




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