February's coup d'état demonstrated that all was not paradise in the Maldives. Reeve's report adds another dose of reality for visitors to the island nation.
The Maldives are known as an unspoilt, paradise island destination for upmarket tourists but the BBC’s Simon Reeve has paid a visit to a part of the Maldives that tourists do not see – a huge island waste dump.
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