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November 7, 2018

Trash mars Havana's 500th birthday

  • One of the most basic functions of city government — trash collection — has become a serious problem in one of Latin America's most spectacular cities.
  • By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    Associated Press

    HAVANA — Luxury hotels are rising fast along the Prado, the tree-lined colonial boulevard that is home to many of Havana's best-known architectural masterworks.

    Yet within sight of five-star lodgings charging $500 a night, stray cats and flies swarm mountains of uncollected trash. Piles reeking of rotting waste spill out of dumpsters and climb waist-high as garbage trucks fail to appear for days and even weeks.


     
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