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Down By The River

Trash

Chemical waste

Sewage

All these things, and more, pollute the rivers and streams of Cuba’s cities.

I’ve seen the pollution. I’ve asked people why the rivers are so dirty. Of course they blame the government and they are partly correct, regarding industrial waste and sewage. But I constantly see Cubans drop papers, wrappers, pizza boxes, cans, bottles, cigarette packs, and garbage. It’s a learned behavior that starts when they are children.

The beaches that the locals use are also affected:

https://www.14ymedio.com/nacional/Camaguey-playas-descuidadas-hermosas-divisas-Nuevitas-playas_0_2493950585.html

Camaguey

Camaguey

Camaguey

Camaguey

 

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

The water here was actually gray!

 

Holguin

Holguin

 

Havana

This church group from Canada makes an annual trip to Cojima to clean trash from the shoreline.