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VIDEO: President Salinas Talks About Mexico’s Success Dealing With Past Pollution


“In Mexico, the problem of air pollution became so bad that children would paint pictures with the sky colored brown, and would draw the night sky without stars.”

President Carlos Salinas de Gortari of Mexico (1988-1994) was one of the heads of states who helped to launch the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development. Here, he speaks about Mexico’s success dealing with pollution in the past, and about current efforts. 

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