By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Having won Rio's Carnival parade competition in the second league Série A in 2014, the samba school G.R.E.S. Unidos do Viradouro returns to the top tier this year and will parade down the Sambódromo at 9:30 PM on Sunday, February 15th, as the first of the the Special Group 2015.

The school, known at times simply as Viradouro, was founded in 1946 in Niterói

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