By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio's Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on the Sambódromo with an enredo (theme) about Brazil's social-political issues.

The main representatives from all of Grupo Especial's (Special Group's) thirteen schools attended to Sapucaí yesterday, February 14th, where LIESA's judges traditionally gather to release the result. After a two-hour fierce competition,Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here