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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the last official day of 2017’s Carnival celebrations, 81 blocos will take place throughout Rio de Janeiro today. With blocos of all sizes and types happening all across the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The security program for this year's Carnival will have 3,000 fewer military police officers, according to the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PMRJ). With no funds to pay overtime, which...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival 2017 officially begins tomorrow, on Friday, February 25th. While some Cariocas may choose to relax this evening in preparation for the biggest celebration of the year to begin, many...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a meeting with the Attorney General's Office of Military Justice, the Defense Ministry announced that the armed forces will leave the streets of Rio de Janeiro today (February 22nd),...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With more than one hundred blocos and over 800,000 revelers taking over the streets of Rio this past weekend, the city's sanitation department, COMLURB, was faced with the arduous task...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) in Rio de Janeiro will reinforce the state-wide actions of inspection and awareness during the Carnival this year, according to government news reports....
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In one week, Rio will be in full swing of Carnival madness. This weekend presents the last opportunity to take part in the city’s pre-Carnival street parties, or blocos, with...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As hundreds of thousands Carnival revelers prepare to descend on Rio's streets for the famous blocos and parades at the Sapucaí in the Sambódromo, officials have announced a special metro...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s famous pre-Carnival blocos (street parties) erupt once again this weekend, two weeks ahead of the official beginning of the city’s Carnival celebrations. Beginning from 4PM on Friday, February 10th,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For years the city of Rio became increasingly expensive, between currency exchange rates and inflation, it was crossed off the list of many budget travelers. However the famous Carnival...
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