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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of uncertainty and the possibility of the cancellation of the 2018 Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s samba schools received good news on Tuesday, after...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move, the Independent League of Samba Schools (LIESA) announced on Wednesday night that if the League is unable to receive subsidies from the city of Rio...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival lovers are in an uproar this week after Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, announced his administration is debating cutting half of the subsidies given to Rio’s famous...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The leading samba schools from this year’s Carnival competition will perform again this Saturday in the Sambódromo. The evening will start from 10PM, beginning with the lowest-scoring groups of the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portela, one of Rio de Janeiro’s best-known samba schools, has been crowned the champion of this year’s Carnival parades. This is the school’s first winning title in 33 years, earning...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Shortly after 7PM last night, the city of São Paulo announced the results from its samba parade competition. Samba school Acadêmicos do Tatuapé was crowned the city’s Carnival winner this year,...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final six schools took part in Rio Carnival’s samba parade competition last night, on Monday February 27th, parading down the 700m stretch of the Sambódromo until the early hours...
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 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 Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the oldest samba schools to compete in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition, Unidos da Tijuca will perform on Monday, February 27th in the Sambódromo. The school,...
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