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    Puerto Rico to participate in UN summit

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2002.


    SAN JUAN
    (AP) - Puerto Rico will participate in the United Nations (UN) Summit on Sustainable Development to be held Aug. 26 to Sept. 4 (ONU) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Secretary of State Ferdinand Mercado said this is the fifth UN summit in which the Puerto Rico government is invited to participate.

    "We are making history with our participation. In South Africa, Puerto Rico will participate as any other nation and will have a turn to address the General Assembly," Mercado said.

    The UN summit is the continuation of a meeting held in Brazil in 1992, and its organized every 10 years to discuss environmental issues.

    The local government will be represented by the Deputy Secretary of State Miguel Soto; the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Secretary Salvador Salas; Solid Waste Management Director Luis Rodriguez; and Environmental Quality Board President Esteban Mujica.
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