Rio de Janeiro Will Privatize Carnaval Parades Due to Lack of Funds

According to Mayor Marcelo Crivella, a partnership with the State is under study to enable privatization as Rio de Janeiro is experiencing a major economic crisis.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, announced on Wednesday afternoon, June 26th, that the samba schools parades at the Sambadrome on Marquês de Sapucaí will be privatized. According to him, the municipal and state governments are considering a partnership to enable the project.

The mayor's announcement was made jointly with Governor Wilson Witzel. The two met for lunch at the Palácio Guanabara, in Laranjeiras, South Zone.

"The city is unable to afford it. I am aware that a company has made a bid to LIESA (Independent League of . . .

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