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Clean start for Nicaragua dump
New project aims to give people living in huge landfill site hope for a better future.
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2010 12:38 GMT

 

Outside the capital of Nicaragua is one of the biggest landfill sites in the Americas, fed by the rubbish from Managua's one million residents, about a quarter of the entire population of the country.
  
La Chureca lies to the north of the city, on the south shore of Lake Managua.

It is thought that around 1,700 people live on the dump, with thousands more coming to the site to work.

Al Jazeera's Ricardo Castillo reports on efforts to deal with the waste and provide a future for the dump's residents.

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