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Fishermen struggle to survive on heavily polluted Nicaraguan lake
A man puts puts the fish he bought from fishermen on Xolotlan Lake on ice, to later sell it in Tipitapa, some 12 miles from the capital, on Nov. 16.Hector Retamal / AFP - Getty Images
Xolotlan Lake, also known as Lake Managua, is one of the largest and most polluted in Nicaragua. Although President Daniel Ortega's administration obtained international funding three years ago to restore the lake back to health, it is still heavily polluted. Hunger and poverty force many Nicaraguans to fish in the contaminated lake, according to Agence France-Presse (article in Spanish).