Rio During Earth Hour Photograph by Felipe Dana, AP Silhouetted against still bright city lights below, Rio de Janeiro's "Christ the Redeemer" statue goes dark for Earth Hour 2011 on Saturday night. The Brazilian icon joined the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Beijing's Forbidden City, and hundreds of other world landmarks that were abruptly blacked out from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., local time.
Longer term, it has to advance on the promises of the five-year plan issued last year. That is, it has to reduce its dependence on exports and raise the share of the economy that is devoted to domestic consumption. This is a political question as much as an economic problem. I thank you Firozali A.Mulla DBA
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