Mexico City declares pollution alert over smoke from wildfires

Authorities tell residents to stay indoors as wildfires in southern Mexico and Central America burn.

    Mexico City was once the world's most polluted metropolis but toxic air has returned with a vengeance.

    Wildfires have caused the haze, but other factors have also contributed to the pollution.

    Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.


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