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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year, as last year, the Rio de Janeiro Carnival kept itself in the headlines, as the rest of the country was kept in the background by everyone except the main...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of escalating violence residents of Rio de Janeiro woke up Friday morning to the news that Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, decided to declare federal intervention in Rio’s...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnival might be officially over, but post-Carnival celebrations are just about to get started: from this Friday, February 16th, to Sunday, February 18th, Rio's streets will host 52 blocos. Also...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains during the night left a trail of destruction in many Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods this Thursday morning, with rivers and streams overflowing, streets and avenues blocked and thousands...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With official festivities over, the city of Rio de Janeiro starts to consolidate the data for the 2018 Carnival season. With an estimated six million people, 1.5 million of...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Carnival Rio's highways saw five deaths between Friday, February 9th, to Sunday, February 11th, according to officials. The Federal Highway Police (PRF) also registered 66 accidents and eighty injured...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, interrupted his Carnival Holiday on Monday to fly to the Northern state of Roraima and meet with officials to discuss the increasing tension there due to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Carnival was in full swing in Brazil this weekend, with street parades occurring in every major city in the country. From samba, to the frevo music rhythm, to rock and...
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