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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 of people attending Carnival festivities in São Paulo has surged in the past few years.

According to São Paulo mayor, Fernando Haddad, this year the city is expected to register one of the best Carnivals in decades, with more than R$650 million in revenues being obtained by the city in the five days of festivities.

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