On the eve of Rio+20, activists in DC call on Dilma and Obama to put people and planet before profits by Kelly Blynn

17 April 2012


Today, activists in Washington, DC led by our partners at Amazon Watch marched in solidarity with Brazilian social movements during Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit with Obama.  Just a few months away from Rio+20, the 20th anniversary summit of the landmark original Rio Earth Summit, both presidents continue to threaten to allow initiatives that would mean destruction and devastation for the environment and local communities – the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in the US and the relaxing of Brazil's forest protections chief among them.

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