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Stories with subject: Poor sanitation
  • Rio's sewage-filled waters a health threat for surfers, too story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:59 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio's sewage-filled waters are not only a problem for next year's Olympics.

  • Away from Olympics, sewage blights vast swaths of Rio story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-10-15 11:59 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Rivulets of waste crisscross the labyrinth of alleyways that serve as 5-year-old Kaike de Oliveira Benjamin's playground, forming dark, fetid puddles and gurgling streams of refuse and trash. It's little better inside the tiny, one-room apartment he shares with his mother, two little brothers and infestations of roaches and rats. When it rains, the basement apartment floods ankle-deep with a mixture of rainwater and sewage, and drinking water often comes out of the tap looking and smelling contaminated.