By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - G.R.E.S. Estação Primeira de Mangueira, known simply as Mangueira, has won the Rio Carnival competition no less than eighteen times, and has the distinction of being the first school to take the championship title at the original Sambódromo parade. After ranking 3rd last year, they will be performing at the 2012 Carnival on Monday, February 20th, at 12:15 AM.

With Carnival just around the corner . . .

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