Eyder Peralta Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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City workers remove piled up garbage that accumulated over the Christmas weekend in front of the Monument to Benito Juarez, one of Mexico's most important statesmen. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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