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Rio+20 negotiators accused of strong-arm tactics | guardian.co.uk

Delegates considering blocking proposed text because of its lack of ambition and ‘aggressive’ tactics employed by Brazil

by Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro and Guardian reporters

Brazilian negotiators have been accused of using strong-arm tactics at Rio+20 to secure a deal before heads of state start arriving for the Earth Summit later this week.

The ghost of the Copenhagen talks — which ended with disappointment and recriminations — is driving the attempt to force through an agreement, despite risks it could backfire spectacularly, said a senior source at the negotiations.

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