You Stink–Lebanon’s garbage/government crisis

Garbage has been piling up in Beirut for six weeks, turning one of the region’s most beautiful cities into

Beirut garbage pile, one of many

Beirut garbage pile, one of many

a dangerous health hazard. It’s a concrete sign of Lebanon’s dysfunctional government, as the decades-old power-sharing between Christians and Muslims falls apart. The popular protest movement spawned by the mess is called “You Stink!”  I talked about the crisis with host PJ Maloney on KQV Radio in Pittsburgh a few minutes ago.

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