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Medellín's Other Success Story: How the City Cleaned Up its Water

October 11, 2019

This article is adapted from AQ's latest issue on the politics of water in Latin America | Leer en español

MEDELLÍN – For much of the 20th century, the Medellín River was an open sewer, collecting the untreated human and industrial waste of the Aburrá Valley.

Stretching through the valley’s center, Medellín — a fast-growing city with a reputation for entrepreneurship— turned its collective back and closed...

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