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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...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The countdown for the biggest event in Rio has already started: in four days time, the city opens the Carnival season, which hopes to attract over 1.5 million tourists this...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the famous parades of Rio’s best samba schools, the Carnival in the streets with several hundred different parties known as blocos is the next big attraction of the crazy...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While yesterday was the first night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) samba school performances at the Marques de Sapucai Sambódromo, the rest of the city celebrated on the streets...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The streets of Rio were flooded with partygoers on Saturday, February 9th as many of the 492 licensed blocos that make up the Carnaval da Rua (Street Carnival) paraded...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although weeks remain until the official four days of Carnival begin on Saturday, February 9th, some of the famous street parties, known as blocos are already underway. Unlike the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Drums, pulsating hips and buckets of alegria (joy), after a month of Carnival warm-up blocos (or street parties), Rio’s party-goers are chomping at the bit for the...
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