Rio’s Population Continues to Suffer From Water Crisis

Neighborhoods within the North Zone of the city are some of the hardest hit by the water crisis. It is in this area where many of the social media photos are showing dark colored water.

By Alex McFarland, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The residents of Rio de Janeiro have been suffering for over two weeks due to a water crisis affecting much of the population. In the beginning of January, social media sites began to be flooded with people complaining about the taste, strong smell, and oftentimes murky color of the water in many neighborhoods throughout the city of 6.7 million people.

Shortly after the social media posts began to appear online, people claimed to suffer from gastrointestinal problems as a result of drinking the water. Supermarkets throughout the city are now . . .

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