Rio’s Mayor May Cut Carnival Samba School Subsidies by Half

According to Mayor Marcelo Crivella, the money would be used to improve the city’s day-care centers.

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 samba schools in 2018. According to Crivella the money would be used in the city’s day-care centers.

“Rio has about 15,000 children in day-care centers, that need resources throughout the year,” Mayor Crivella wrote on his social media network on Monday.

City officials revealed that the samba school associations received approximately R$ 24 million in . . .

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