LatinNews Daily - 13 September 2022

In brief: Colombia’s Petro pledges to subsidise imported fertilisers

* Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro has tweeted that his government will source fertilisers from abroad and offer them at subsidised rates to Colombian farmers, amid uncertainty over the country’s fertiliser supply. These concerns have grown since the Petro administration indicated on 31 August it would hand back control of the disputed petrochemicals company Monómeros to Venezuela’s government led by President Nicolás Maduro. Monómeros currently supplies approximately 37% of the fertilisers used by Colombian farmers, according to the local press.

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