Cartagena – cars driving through a lake of seawater
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Mexico isn’t the only place that’s flooded. The people here in the poor districts are wading through raw sewage waist-high, because they have had more rain here in the last week than they usually get the whole season.
The city has grown so much since I was here 20 years ago. I recognize some of the stuff around the fort, but that’s it. I looked out from the monastery atop La Popa, and there were miles and miles of houses where before there was only swamp. (Hint: that’s where the po’ folks live who done got flooded.)
None of that was there before. This place has grown from a town of 400,000 to more than a million, and that kind of growth has not been without cost.