RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, January 6th, the State Police (PM), under the allegation that the request to parade should have been made 70 days beforehand, vetoed the parade of the 'Favorita' Block in Copacabana, scheduled for January 12th, announced by the City Hall as the official opening of Rio's Carnival.

The block filed an appeal against this decision, on Tuesday, January 7th.

The 'Sociedade Amigos de Copacabana' ("Friends . . .

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