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City Proposes Rio+20 Holiday: Daily

By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes is proposing to the City Council to make June 20, 21 and 22nd – when Rio+20 will take place – into public holidays to reduce road traffic. The intention is to ease the already normal heavy roadway congestion, and allow the visiting delegations, organizers and media easier access to the Riocentro in Barra de Tijuca.

According to the mayor, the goal of the request is to facilitate transportation for the many participants who will stay in Zona Sul (South Zone) or other parts of the city.

Mayor Paes . . .

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