449-12

449-12
Credit: 
© 2002 Aimee Centivany, Courtesy of Photoshare
Photographer: 
Aimee Centivany
Location: 
Santa Elena
Guatemala
GT
Date taken: 
December 31, 2002
Project: 
Known Person: 

Caption

Urban problems in the city of Santa Elena (region of El Peten in northern Guatemala) include pollution and lack of proper waste treatment. Several families live close to the municipal dump, living off the materials deposited there. Here, men are shown "helping" to remove a load of trash, but actually they are eagerly searching for materials, specifically metal, that they will be able to recycle and sell for a meager profit.

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