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Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon really shouldn’t write about Carnival, because he doesn’t appreciate it properly. He has, after all, fallen asleep at the Sambódromo during one of the splendiferous parades. Fact. So, this Curmudgeonly...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to recently released figures from the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH) and the Brazilian Travel Agents Association (ABAV), demand for hotels and travel packages for Rio de Janeiro's two...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of uncertainty and the possibility of the cancellation of the 2018 Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s samba schools received good news on Tuesday, after...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move, the Independent League of Samba Schools (LIESA) announced on Wednesday night that if the League is unable to receive subsidies from the city of Rio...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival lovers are in an uproar this week after Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, announced his administration is debating cutting half of the subsidies given to Rio’s famous...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro received more than 1.1 million tourists during the 2017 Carnival and the week-long festivities brought approximately R$3 billion to the city’s economy, according to...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s Carnival in Rio might have officially ended on the last day of February, but the celebrations continued this weekend with the Champions Parade and more blocos in the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the memories of Rio's 2017 Carnival blocos (street parties) get rinsed away by some days of light rain, Riotur, the government tourism body responsible for approving licenses for blocos,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Carnival holiday had fewer accidents on Brazil's federal highways, but the number of deaths increased, according to a report released yesterday (March 2nd) by the Federal Highway Police (PRF)....
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The leading samba schools from this year’s Carnival competition will perform again this Saturday in the Sambódromo. The evening will start from 10PM, beginning with the lowest-scoring groups of the...
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