Believe it or not, this is a river in Buenos Aires, the Matanza Riachuelo River in the neighborhood of La Boca! "El Riachuelo" is a rather small river that carries huge problems. It originates in the Province of Buenos Aires until it eventually flows into the Río de la Plata estuary. In March the Spanish newspaper "El Mundo" has designated this watercourse as the most polluted river in South America. Crippling poison is your friend! There is probably no chemical you won't find in here: From nitrates, mercury, hexachlorocyclohexane (Lindan), chlorobenzene to tetrachloromethane and bromodichloromethane. It is such a dangerous and stinky mess!!! After a debate about the cleansing of the river that was ongoing for more than 17 years it was announced yesterday that the world bank has finally granted a long awaited loan of US$840 million to Argentina to clean up the Riachuelo. Let's hope that this indispensable step is not further delayed.