Colombia

    Colombian coffee growers are brewing up a lawsuit over a US comic strip joking that violence is so rampant there, maybe "there's a little bit of Juan Valdez in every can" of the country's java. The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation says it has consulted with U.S. lawyers and will sue "Mother Goose & Grimm" cartoonist Mike Peters "for damage and harm, detriment to intellectual property and defamation." The suit will be filed Friday and "would not seek any less than USD 20 million," according to a note on the federation's Web site. It will also demand a retraction from any newspaper that published the Jan. 2 cartoon. (AP)

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