The Long Road From RioEmily T. Smith and Geri Smith
If only the results could be as spectacular as the spectacle. By June 3, at least 30,000 delegates, heads of state, and assorted hangers-on will have descended on Rio de Janeiro for the U.N. Conference on Environment & Development (UNCED)--the most ambitious global summit in history. So high-profile is the conference that Brazil has spent $800 million to spruce up the city--remodeling the airport, paving streets, cleaning up roadsides, and fencing in parks to keep the homeless away.
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