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Bogotá holds its nose as bin strike drags on

From BBC - February 8, 2018

The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogot, has tried to reassure residents angry over a bin strike that the problem will be solved within 72 hours.

Mayor Enrique Pealosa said that more than 3,750 tonnes of rubbish clogging the city would be cleared soon.

The build-up is due to a strike by bin collectors which started last Thursday.

Mr Pealosa declared an environmental emergency a week ago but residents say the situation in some neighbourhoods has deteriorated since.

Many residents have taken to wearing masks to shield their noses from the stench wafting through the streets.

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