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By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a tough decision by the team of Carnival judges, Unidos da Tijuca was announced the 2012 Champion on Wednesday, February 22nd. The samba school, along with runners up, Salgueiro,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At a press conference on Monday, the municipal Secretaries for Tourism and Conservation – Antonio Pedro Figueira de Mello and Carlos Roberto Osorio, respectively – announced that...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At long last the eagerly anticipated Carnival parades of 2012 at Rio's Sambódromo happened with spectacular performances by the Special Group schools Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th. ...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The "desfile do Grupo de Acesso" (Access School parade) provides not only an entertaining evening and an ideal introduction for any Carnival novices, but an affordable alternative for those who...
By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There are many ways to enjoy the infamous Carnival blocos of Rio, and experienced revelers have been kind enough to offer inside tips for the rookies, experiencing Carnival in...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Carnival approaches, each samba school in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) is given the opportunity to rehearse their parade on the avenue of the Sambódromo, the grounds of the...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long anticipated parade of Last year’s Carnival champions, G.R.E.S Beija-Flor will take place in a matter of weeks at Rio’s famous Sambódromo. Currently ranked the highest over all the...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL - Carnival in Salvador, the capital city of the northeastern state of Bahia is regarded by many enthusiasts to be on par with Rio in terms of revelry. Like other northeastern Brazilian...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – G.R.E.S. Unidos da Tijuca, Rio’s third oldest Samba school, were crowned champions in 2010 and runners up in Carnival 2011. This year they are looking for victory when they...
By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less then a month to go before Carnival 2012, revelers need to hurry up if they still want to buy Fantasias (Carnival costumes) to parade on the “Sapucai”...
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