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Pesimismo ensombrece CancĂșn

Posted on 26 November 2010 by admin

Por Kanya D’Almeida

NUEVA YORK, 26 nov (IPS/TerraViva) – La 16 Conferencia de las Partes de la ConvenciĂłn Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio ClimĂĄtico (COP 16) comenzarĂĄ la semana prĂłxima en el sudoriental balneario mexicano de CancĂșn en un ambiente de pesimismo.
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