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Shocking images of how people live in Guatemala with water pollution

The 2023 UN Water Conference takes place in New York this week, the first summit on the subject in nearly 50 years, where thousands of delegates gather to discuss the global water crisis looming over the world due to to excess consumption and development.

The Reuters news agency photographed the situation in the Las Vacas river, in the municipality of Chinautla on the outskirts of Ciudad de Guatemala this week, to record the impact pollution has on a waterway.

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This man, known as “Canche”, is one of the informal workers in the area. (Reuters)

Not only humans are seen inside the waters clogged with garbage, animals such as cows with their calves cross the polluted river.  (Reuters)

Not only humans are seen inside the waters clogged with garbage, animals such as cows with their calves cross the polluted river. (Reuters)

Abner, 12, and Anderson, 9, are seen crossing the murky waters.  (Reuters)

Abner, 12, and Anderson, 9, are seen crossing the murky waters. (Reuters)

Last year, The Ocean Cleanup installed a metal mesh in the river to try to stop the plastics before they reached the Caribbean.  (Reuters)

Last year, The Ocean Cleanup installed a metal mesh in the river to try to stop the plastics before they reached the Caribbean. (Reuters)

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Source: Elcomercio

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