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Landfill in Argentine Capital “Kills Slowly”

"This isn’t like a tsunami, which appears all of a sudden, but a silent enemy that kills you slowly, as you breathe and drink the water,” says Hugo Ozores, who lives in González Catán, a working-class district in Greater Buenos Aires.

The Gramacho dump, just before it was closed down.  Credit:Fabíola Ortiz/IPS

Brazil Closes Symbol of Environmental Degradation, Ahead of Rio+20

As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will discuss the green economy, the Brazilian city has put an end to one of its worst environmental sins: the enormous Jardim Gramacho garbage dump on Guanabara Bay.