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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, February 11th, São Clemente will be the second samba school to represent the Grupo Especial (Special Group) at Carnival 2018. Following Império Serrano, which opens Sunday's show, São...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, February 10th, seven samba schools from the Série A (Access Group) will be performing in the Sambódromo. This will be the second day of Rio Carnival parades, which...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During Carnival in Rio de Janiero, parties known as blocos fill the city's streets with lively parades, music, dancing and colorful celebrations. With the city announcing there will be...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the final list distributed by Rio’s tourism agency Riotur, 456 blocos have obtained the authorization to parade on the streets of the city before, during and even a...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Widely considered to be the largest (and best) annual party in the world, Rio Carnival draws around a million visitors to the city in a celebration that is the bench...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week officials announced the number and locations of the 'blocos' that surround the 2013 Carnival season. Bucking the recent trend to lower the number of blocos - the open...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long anticipated parade of Last year’s Carnival champions, G.R.E.S Beija-Flor will take place in a matter of weeks at Rio’s famous Sambódromo. Currently ranked the highest over all the...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Embaixadores da Alegria, meaning “Ambassadors of Joy,” is the first samba school in the world solely designed for, and catering to people with disabilities. The idea was founded in 2006...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - December marks the beginning of the summer season in Rio, with temperatures going up and the city slowing down. Anticipation has already started to build for the festivities ahead...
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