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A View from Rio+20

Copacobana Beach.  The girl from Ipanema, rampant crime, slum neighborhoods on the hillsides above ocean front tourist centers, fantastic natural beauty, and beef so cheap that burgers cost less than an order of fries – Rio de Janeiro is a study in contrasts and was metaphorically suited to host Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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