Mexio City's water crisis
At lest hundreds of thousands of residents of Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, are failing to receive a permanent water supply. It is a puzzling problem in a city the Aztecs built on five lakes and which consequently suffers annual flooding. Some analysts are saying that it is an example of the stark divide between rich and poor in the country. Authorities are promising changes to deal with the long-term problem, but solutions have not yet been seen. Published April 24, 2010.
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Chinatowns' avant-garde in Northern Iraq
About 500 Chinese people are said to live in Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan's second city. Many work in the new Kawa Mall where Chinese flags, lucky cats and paper lanterns present an incongruous scene on the Kurdish landscape. Such immigration and foreign investment is becomming more prominent in the semi-autonomous area run by the Kurdistan Regional Government.
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