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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a meeting with the Attorney General's Office of Military Justice, the Defense Ministry announced that the armed forces will leave the streets of Rio de Janeiro today (February 22nd),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least 28 cities in the state of Espírito Santo are cancelling their Carnival festivities with officials claiming a lack of police protection for partygoers. State residents have faced...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With 90,000 visitors pouring into the Sambódromo every night during Rio de Janeiro's 2017 Carnival, the parade competitions are one of the city’s most celebrated tourist attractions. This year’s competition starts on...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The interior of Rio de Janeiro state, referred to as "fluminense", has seen cities attract more and more tourists during the Carnival season this year, with hotel occupancy rates higher...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil has issued emergency situations for 63 cities in Minas Gerais and one in Espirito Santo due to the outbreak of yellow fever. Since the beginning...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With more than one hundred blocos and over 800,000 revelers taking over the streets of Rio this past weekend, the city's sanitation department, COMLURB, was faced with the arduous task...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Occupying a spot in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) for decades, the league’s current champion school G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira will be the last school to perform in this...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) in Rio de Janeiro will reinforce the state-wide actions of inspection and awareness during the Carnival this year, according to government news reports....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials in Rio de Janeiro expect to receive fourteen ocean liner cruise ships during the 2017 Carnival period, where approximately 50,000 people will disembark in Rio’s Pier Mauá, according...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portela samba school will be the penultimate performance in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition this year at the Sambódromo. The school is scheduled to perform at 2:20 AM...
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