smoked out

The third day of smoke here in Buenos Aires. First rumored to be the work of malevolent mayor Macri, burning the city's rubbish having been banned from dumping it in the province; it now turns out to be the fault of farmers in the Paraná region. They are burning scrubland to improve the land for...wait for it...  cattle grazing! Great.

The smoke is covering the provinces of Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires, as well as parts of Uruguay.

Flights grounded, a further increase in traffic accidents, asthmatics being admitted to hospitals, washing having to be rewashed (my own personal annoyance), thick white smoke blanketing the city. And for what? More meat. 

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