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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a competition that was as spectacularly contested as ever, Zona Norte (North Zone) samba school, Unidos da Tijuca, has been named the winner of Rio’s Carnival...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnival in Rio continued over the weekend with blocos on Sunday drawing crowds in the tens of thousands. The Aterro do Flamengo was closed to car traffic for the Bangalafumenga...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Drums, pulsating hips and buckets of alegria (joy), after a month of Carnival warm-up blocos (or street parties), Rio’s party-goers are chomping at the bit for the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police opened up an investigation yesterday into an incident that occurred on Sunday night during a rehearsal for the Portela samba school in Madureira, Zona Norte (North...
By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The world’s most famous Carnival, the annual parade of samba is taking place in a renovated Sambódromo (Marquês da Sapucaí) this year. Originally designed by Oscar Niemeyer...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Born out of the suburbs of Niterói, across the bay from Rio, G.R.E.S Porto da Pedra was created as a by-product of a modest football club and formed by the...
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