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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2019, Carnival megablocos that gather over 200,000 people will not be permitted to parade in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone). The decision was made yesterday, Monday, May 7th, in...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For many people, when they think of Rio de Janeiro, the word "Copacabana" isn’t far behind. No other neighborhood quite encapsulates the city-to-beach Carioca lifestyle like this sprawling assortment of...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year, as last year, the Rio de Janeiro Carnival kept itself in the headlines, as the rest of the country was kept in the background by everyone except the main...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio's Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With official festivities over, the city of Rio de Janeiro starts to consolidate the data for the 2018 Carnival season. With an estimated six million people, 1.5 million of...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro came alive last night as Brazil welcomed millions of people from around the world for the annual Rio Carnival. On Monday, February 12th, the last six samba...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Carnival was in full swing in Brazil this weekend, with street parades occurring in every major city in the country. From samba, to the frevo music rhythm, to rock and...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school stood out for its impeccable performance on the first night of Grupo Especial's championship. Considered the most likely school to be first placed...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Beija-Flor samba school will be the final school to parade at the Sambódromo in Carnival 2018. Expected to parade at 2:40 AM (already on Tuesday), Beija-Flor...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Imperatriz Leopoldinense will be the samba school to follow Salgueiro on the 2018 Grupo Especial's parade. Expected to enter the Avenida at 1:35 AM (on Tuesday...
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