By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the evening of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Paraíso do Tuiuti will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 1:35 AM. The group will present their ‘samba enredo’ (thematic samba composition) entitled, ‘O Salvador da Pátria’ (The Savior of the Homeland) dedicated to the goat Ioiô, a popular folklore figure in the Brazilian state of Ceará, as part of another politically-provocative parade.

For the second consecutive year, Paraíso do Tuiuti will present a samba parade that . . .

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