The Jakarta Post
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has inaugurated a new science museum in Rio de Janeiro that she hopes will become one of the Olympic city's must-see destinations.
The $55 million Museum of Tomorrow was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and is the centerpiece of a renovation of Rio's derelict port area.
Rousseff hails the museum as "beautiful" and "innovative" and says she believes it will become a top destination in Rio, which is hosting the 2016 Olympics.
Thursday's inauguration was a respite from a recent barrage of bad news for the president, who is battling the opening of impeachment proceedings in Congress as the economy continues to struggle. Flanked by allies including Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, Rousseff was warmly received by the event's crowd of VIPs.
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