I used to think it was because of diesel. Or coal. But as it turns out, maybe it’s the fault of something else completely. Something quite unexpected:
Stolen from The Clinic, click for original.
Or environmentalist demonstrations.
Chile's national police has one response to pretty much anything these days: teargas. The good news: they don't wear gasmasks, so they suffer with the rest of us.
Well actually no. It’s the damn smog. But those other pictures are much cooler. This one shows a view of the Andes cordillera from the top of Cerro Santa Lucia, a hill near downtown Santiago. There are 15,000-foot snow-capped peaks in this picture.
Ah the Andes. Soaring alpine range, craggy precipices, crevassed glaciers, tundra meadows.