By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Imperatriz Leopoldinense will be the samba school to follow Salgueiro on the 2018 Grupo Especial's parade. Expected to enter the Avenida at 1:35 AM (on Tuesday early morning), Imperatriz will bring to the judging panel a samba enredo on the history of Rio's Museu Nacional, the former residence of Brazil's Imperial Family.

Born in 1959, in the neighborhood of Ramos, Rio's Zona Norte, Imperatriz is known for having always presented themes of great historical relevance. Thus, it was the fist samba school . . .

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