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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio's Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro came alive last night as Brazil welcomed millions of people from around the world for the annual Rio Carnival. On Monday, February 12th, the last six samba...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s Carnival in Rio might have officially ended on the last day of February, but the celebrations continued this weekend with the Champions Parade and more blocos in the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The leading samba schools from this year’s Carnival competition will perform again this Saturday in the Sambódromo. The evening will start from 10PM, beginning with the lowest-scoring groups of the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six samba schools from Rio’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) performed last night, Sunday, February 26th, in the Sambódromo. Paraíso do Tuiuti, Grande Rio, Imperatriz, Vila Isabel, Salgueiro and Beija-Flor all...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s most famous samba schools, Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, will close the first night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition in the Sambódromo on Sunday, February 26th. The...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - With Carnival approaching fast, technical rehearsals for Rio’s top samba schools will begin mid-month, with free entry for members of the public to watch. Schools from the Grupo Especial (Special Group)...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With themes ranging from São Jorge to Don Quixote to Marques de Sapucai to a celebration of the Olympic Games, six samba schools paraded in Rio de Janeiro`s Sambódromo...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thirteen-time Carnival Champion samba school, Beija-Flor de Nilópolis will parade third during the first night of Grupo Especial (Special Group) competitions this year on February 7th. During the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Ministério Público Federal (MPF) has opened an investigation into the source of funding for the 2015 Rio Carnival Champion Beija-Flor's parade. The samba school allegedly received partial...
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