Behind Colombia's flower trade
Date of publication: February 14, 2008
Source: BBC News
Author: Henry Mance
Colombia, one of the Latin American countries where Valentine's Day is least celebrated, is paradoxically perhaps the country on the continent with most at stake in the event.
For the country's flower industry, it marks the sales peak of a trade which earns $1bn (£500m) a year.
For employee rights groups, 14 February is designated as the International Day of Flower Workers, a chance to raise awareness about alleged poor conditions faced by the industry's 99,000 workers...