Conference held in Rio de Janeiro (June 3–14, 1992) to reconcile worldwide economic development with environmental protection. It was the largest gathering of world leaders in history, with 117 heads of state and representatives of 178 countries. Biodiversity, global warming, sustainable development, and preservation of tropical rain forests were among the topics discussed. Five international agreements were signed amid tensions between the industrialized countries of the North and the poorer developing states of the South, who were reluctant to accept environmental restrictions without increased Northern economic aid. Follow-up meetings were held in 1997 at the UN General Assembly in New York and in 2002 in Johannesburg, S.Af. Seealso Rio Treaty.
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There were 1,144 households out of which 46.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.68.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,485, and the median income for a family was $31,806. Males had a median income of $21,316 versus $21,333 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,274. About 22.0% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.