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When money goes to waste: pollution in Brazilian beaches

When money goes to waste: pollution in Brazilian beaches
Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro

If Pedro Alvares Cabral, the Portuguese navigator who landed Brazil in 1500, could see some of the country’s beaches in 2019, maybe he wouldn’t have been so keen on writing home to the king. While the beaches around the Porto Seguro area—in Bahia, where he originally arrived—are generally suitable for bathing, the state capital of Salvador is home to several dirty beaches in the midst of the hot Brazillian summer.

Unfortunately, Salvador is not alone. In fact, sewage collection is insufficient all around the country but...

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