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In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish

August 14, 2013 – 2:47 pm |
Amazon's International Trade President Alvaro Marles and Vice President Carlos Ramirez are shown near the company fish farm in Florencia, Colombia. The company expects to ship 20,000 arowana fish to Asia this year. (Chris Kraul / For The Times / August 11, 2013)

FLORENCIA, Colombia — The expansion of China’s middle class isn’t some abstract notion in this sweltering corner of Colombia’s Amazon River basin.
It’s driving a private-public partnership trying to steer the …