Colombian 'Black Friday' sellers face fierce competition

Every Christmas season, Colombia witnesses a tropical version of Black Friday. This time around there has been increasing tension as Colombian vendors face a difficult economic environment and new competition from recently arrived Chinese dealers.

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    Every Christmas season, Colombia witnesses a tropical version of Black Friday.

    Thousands of vendors stock up their shops with popular clothes at cheap prices.

    This time around there has been increasing tension, as Colombian vendors face a difficult economic environment and new, fierce competition from recently arrived Chinese dealers.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota.


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