Spain addresses the "La Chureca" problem
The La Chureca garbage dump is possibly the most talked about social problem in Nicaragua. There are many aspects to the problem because it has created a community of people who pretty much live in the dump. An article in Latin America Herald Tribune talkes about how aid from Spain has addressed this problem.
The La Chureca project included not only sealing the previously open-air dump, but also the construction of a recycling plant where the trash collectors work, as well as homes and a school for the more than 250 families who inhabit the area.