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By Ben Tavener and Jay Forte, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANERO, BRAZIL - After much planning and anticipation the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is finally getting started. It was announced yesterday that Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff will open the Brazil Pavilion today (June 13th) in her first participation of the event that runs until June 22nd.

The opening of the Brazil Pavilion is scheduled for 11AM at the Parc des Athletes (Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?