Argentina tries to clean polluted Riachuelo river but 5-year effort shows little progress

  • by: ALMUDENA CALATRAVA , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 9:10 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The picturesque La Boca district draws hordes of tourists to stroll its narrow streets lined with colorful buildings and eat at outdoor restaurants. Now it has a new, unwanted claim to fame: The Riachuelo river flowing through the neighborhood has been named one of the planet's 10 dirtiest places.

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