RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro has stood out, particularly in recent years, as a center of culture and leisure during the Carnaval period. Hundreds of street blocks (there were almost 500 in 2019, and more than 600 in 2018) sweep over five million people through the city streets.

A survey by the Fecomércio Research and Analysis Institute (IFec RJ) shows that the city's economy will also benefit. Along with the residents of the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, this flow is expected to reach R$1 billion (US$240 million . . .

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