By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The G.R.E.S. Imperatriz Leopoldinense, part of the Grupo Especial (Special Group, or group composed of the best samba schools) will be the fourth school to perform in the Sambódromo for the 2014 Carnival competition. The parade is scheduled for Monday, March 3rd in the wee hours of the morning, between 1:20 AM and 2:30 AM.

The school, which originates from the suburb of Ramos in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, has won the Carnival competition eight times since being founded . . .

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