By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the final list distributed by Rio’s tourism agency Riotur, 456 blocos have obtained the authorization to parade on the streets of the city before, during and even a little after Carnival in 2015. The first official bloco already fires up the drums this Saturday, January 17th.

The registered blocos have filed for a total of 587 . . .

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