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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tickets to watch Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools parade competition, the central part of the city’s annual Carnival celebrations, will go on sale to the general public over the weekend,...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, January 7th, the award-winning short film ‘O Beijo de Carnival’ (The Kiss of Carnival) launched online, in anticipation of the unofficial blocos that took to the streets of Rio...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday January 8th, hundreds of people gathered in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown Centro area to join in with the first Carnival 2017 festivities. Crowds gathered in Praça XV from late...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the rest of Rio de Janeiro thinks about the approaching Christmas and New Year period, the city's samba schools have Carnival in mind as Liga Independente das Escolas de...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When I first traveled to Rio de Janeiro in 2002, it was my next ‘adventure travel’ trip after Cuba - which was basically illegal to go to as a U.S. citizen...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With thousands of partygoers on the streets during the five days of Carnival, some of the main concerns for city of officials in Rio de Janeiro have been dirty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not nearly as famous as the Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro, or the blocos (street parties) in Salvador or Recife, in the Northeastern part of the country, the number...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Carnival reaches its last official date (February 9th) of the 2016 season, Rio de Janeiro will have one more day of blocos (street parties) spread out across the city....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the wailing economy and the devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar, Rio de Janeiro samba schools had to scramble and use their creativity...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Going against health officials recommendations a group of pregnant women came out to participate in this year’s Carnival street parades in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The women were participants...
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