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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...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 18th, following a live tally of the votes, judges declared samba school Beija-Flor de Nilópolis the 2015 Carnival Champion, marking the school's thirteenth...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The remaining six samba schools from the Special Group paraded in Rio’s Sambódromo on Monday, February 16th, bringing the 2015 Carnival championship competition to a close. First to...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the rainy weather, six schools from the Special Group filled Rio’s Sambódromo with floats, elaborate costumes and the vibrant sounds of samba as they paraded during the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, February 14th, millions of party-goers joined over two dozen blocos parading down Rio de Janeiro streets as part of the ongoing free parties known as Carnaval da...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes handed Rei Momo (King Momo) the key to the city on Friday, February 13th, the 2015 Rio Carnival officially began. Continuing through...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the city's biggest celebration, Rio de Janeiro's Carnival attracts millions of visitors and spectators every year and the competitive samba school parades that take place in Sambódromo are...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The G.R.E.S. União da Ilha samba school from Ilha do Governador (Governor’s Island) will compete for the title of this year’s Carnival championship on the second day of the Special...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Well known for their sambas de enredo (Carnival theme songs) G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel will enter the famed Sambódromo in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, February 15th...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the second night of Rio’s famous Grupo Especial (Special Group) Carnival samba school parades on Monday, February 16th, the Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Beija-Flor school from Nilópolis is...
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