Increase in rainfall over Buenos Aires 1900-2000
There are indications of changes in precipitation patterns over Latin America and the Caribbean during the last decades.
In Argentina, for example, precipitation increases have been observed over Buenos Aires over the last hundred years. This can be seen as an indication of climate change.
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Waste scavengers of Buenos Aires
In Buenos Aires informal waste collectors recover 9 to 17 per cent of municipal waste, representing an estimated
saving for the municipality of US$30 000 to US$70 000 a
day or US$3.5 to US$7 per collector. Scavenger households
earn an average of US$58.4 a week. Despite their role in the economy, the working conditions of Buenos Aires
cartoneros and their counterparts in other cities in the
developing world are very poor, working mainly at ni...
15 Dec 2006 - by Stéphane Kluser