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Valentine's Day roses save Colombians in thorny situation

Colombians undercut by Venezuelans fleeing to the border have found respite preparing flowers for Feb 14

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In mid-January, Sunshine Bouquet transported in 600 people from the border, 80 per cent of them Colombians, to its production centre. The workers are paid US$300 a month to prepare the roses.

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In mid-January, Sunshine Bouquet transported in 600 people from the border, 80 per cent of them Colombians, to its production centre. The workers are paid US$300 a month to prepare the roses.

Tabio, Colombia

VALENTINE'S Day is a crazy rush for Colombia, one of the biggest flower exporters in the world, resulting in huge demand for labour in greenhouses near Bogota.

That's how Rubiela Mendez and William Perez found themselves shivering in a cold they'd never known,

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