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La Matanza River, better known as El Riachuelo, flows through one of the most colorful tourist attractions in Buenos Aires, Argentina. However, the contamination from nearby industrial plants has left the waterway heavily polluted. Despite promises from local authorities, little progress has been made to clean up the river. A Greenpeace icebreaker is arriving to take part in a campaign to raise awareness and to push for results.
Argentina is a country built by immigrants primarily by Europeans who escaped war and hunger in the early 20th century. Later, South Americans and Asians also made a new life in the country having to adapt to new surroundings. However, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Argentineans also left their country due to the presence of a military dictatorship, and later a political and economic crisis. All of this movement makes Argentina a land of immigrants and emigrants.