Overflowing landfills choke Puerto Rico amid economic crisis

In this April 17, 2017 photo, Yahaida Porrata poses in front of a landfill located just steps from her home in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. “You have no idea what it’s like to gulp in that smell 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Porrata, whose house is roughly 10 steps from the landfill. “You have to shutter the house completely because you can’t breathe … If I had the money, I would have moved a long time ago.” (AP Photo/Danica Coto)


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