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Mexico eyes anti-pollution measures for smoggy capital

View of Mexico City blanketed by smog on May 2, 2016Authorities announced on Tuesday new measures to combat a recent increase in air pollution in Mexico City, as officials reported an increase in related ailments such as asthma. Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano blamed the rise in ozone levels on the 5.5 million cars and trucks that zoom around the mega-city of 21 million people every day. Pacchiano said that rules to verify vehicle emissions will be reinforced on July 1, with new systems aimed at preventing corruption that has allowed the most polluting cars to stay on the road.

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