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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 2017 Carnival festivities around the country this year are expected to move R$5.8 billion in tourism activities this year, according to a survey conducted by the National Confederation of...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the tallying of votes on Wednesday February 10th, judges declared G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira samba school the Champion of the 2016 Carnival competition in Rio de Janeiro....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Carnival reaches its last official date (February 9th) of the 2016 season, Rio de Janeiro will have one more day of blocos (street parties) spread out across the city....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the last weekend before the official Carnival dates for 2016, the city of Rio de Janeiro will see well over 150 blocos (street parties), and on Saturday alone there...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Portela will enter the famed Sambódromo to parade fourth on February 8th during the second night of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival Grupo Especial (Special...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school São Clemente will be the third school to parade down the Sambódromo during the second night of the 2016 Carnival Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition on February...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Acadêmicos do Salgueiro will be the second school to parade down the famed Sambódromo on February 8th during the second night of Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition for the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unidos de Vila Isabel will be the opening samba school to enter the Sambódromo on the second night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition for the 2016 Carnival...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unidos da Tijuca will be the last samba school to parade in Rio de Janeiro's famed Sambódromo during the first night of Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition on February...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Anyone who is familiar with Carnival in Rio, or is planning to experience it, should know that the large roving street parties called 'blocos' create most of the electric energy...
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