SALVADOR: Sucio

Three meanings of the adjective sucio are dirty, filthy, obscene. Long ago, the natives of Salvador stigmatized one of their rivers by naming it the Rio Sucio. Last week the lower reaches of this stream near Quezaltepeque were choked with dead, floating, stinking fish. There had been, guessed geologists, a minor earthquake near the remote headwaters of El Rio Sucio.

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