By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Best known as Mangueira, G.R.E.S. Estação Primeira de Mangueira, holds the distinction of the oldest samba school still in competition. They will parade eighth for the Grupo Especial (Special Group) and will be the second school to enter the Sambódromo on night two of the competition, Monday, February 11th.

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