Opinion: Rio de Janeiro and The Lords of Sewage

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even during the most modest rainfalls in Rio, storm sewers overflow and sewage mains burst. Not even "Alerta-Rio", the City Halls environmental warning system loudest conch blow will keep the "dudu" and "kaka" - also two popular nicknames in Brazil - from hitting the ceiling fans in the low-lying sea margin zones throughout the metropolitan area were the majority of the state's population lives.

The Guanabara Bay has . . .

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