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Against a background of worldwide recession, the Rio conference came and went with many promises of aid by the Northern countries. But by the end of the year, nobody remembered those promises or the problems of the South. Even doughty donors like the Scan

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A short term economic policy has meant more unemployment and poverty as well as a slower growth rate and environmental degradation