By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Profiling the twelve Samba Schools in the Grupo Especial in the order they will appear in the 2011 Carnival parade, brings us to the second in our series, Imperatriz Leopoldinense. There is little doubt that Imperatriz (Empress), as the school is commonly known, is one of the greatest Samba Schools ever to parade in the Samb . . .

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