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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officials in Rio have announced yesterday (Thursday, January 11th) that there will be 28 new blocos authorized this year for Carnival. In total, 464 blocos will be approved, with 600...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With a little more than a month left before the annual Carnival parade competition in Rio de Janeiro, samba schools in the the Grupo Especial (Special Group) have yet to...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning Monday, August 15th four new buses offering sightseeing tours will begin to make their way around the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Run by Rio Ônibus in partnership...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the Carnival holiday officially ended on February 10th, the street parties known as blocos continued through the weekend, with popular Monobloco helping to close out the celebrations on...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa revels in celebrating the beginning of the new year, and the arrival of 2016 will be no different. As part of the biggest free outdoor party in the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the 2015 Carnival celebrations the city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed approximately 977,000 tourists, according to the Secretaria Municipal de Turismo, known as Riotur. The data released on...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the year of Rio’s 450th anniversary had been rang in at Reveillon (New Year's) with a flaming character during the fireworks, the next attraction is already up and running....
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Representatives from The Dream Factory, Antarctica and Riotur, organizers of the world famous week-long street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, announced that there will be increased availability of public toilets...
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 Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL - An estimated 3,000,000 people are partying in the streets of Rio at its over 400 blocos, or Carnival block parties. With nearly half of the blocos situated in...
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