Many of the streetcars had vanished too, replaced with buses that coughed black exhaust fumes along the 14 miles of the ... called pepenadores a most of them women and children a scavenged through rotting meat and fruit, dead dogs, broken ... But even the corrupt odor of the citya#39;s enormous dumps was overwhelmed by the general contamination. ... Seventy percent of the trees have been destroyed in the past 30 years, thus removing a desperately needed source of oxygen.
|Author||:||John L. Allen|
|Publisher||:||Dushkin Publishing Group - 1994-01-01|