As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

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Authorities are closing a dump on the outskirts of Brasilia. Some 2,000 trash-pickers, who sort and sell recyclables, depend on the dump for their livelihoods — despite the risk of disease and injury.

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