Carnival 2016 Will See 505 Blocos in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Anyone who is familiar with Carnival in Rio, or is planning to experience it, should know that the large roving street parties called 'blocos' create most of the electric energy in the city. This year the authorities announced that there will be 505 blocos, almost fifty more than last year.

Although some rehearsal events have already taken place, the first official bloco to parade this year will be the Liga dos . . .

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