Mexico cracks down on capital's car pollution

Partial view of Mexico City covered in smog on May 3, 2016Mexico’s government announced Tuesday measures to reduce smog in the capital by preventing corruption at emission inspection centers that have allowed polluting cars to stay on the road. The environment ministry unveiled the new rules three months after authorities issued the first air quality alert in 13 years in the greater Mexico City area. The smog got so bad in March that authorities responded by temporarily expanding the traffic restrictions, forcing all cars to stay home at least once a week.

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