Rio Blocos Put Flowerbeds at Risk: Daily

By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The blocos (street samba parties) are a main attraction during Carnival season in Rio de Janeiro, but they can leave behind incredible amounts of dirt, trash and carnage. Every year, there is one particular victim that suffers after a bloco finished its festivities; the flowerbeds in Ipanema.

In their inebriated, fun-filled stupor the party-goers forget (or don’t know) that the flowerbeds are nurtured and looked after by . . .

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