By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira, best known simply as Mangueira, will be the last school to enter Rio's famed Sambódromo on February 8th to parade in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
Well known by the colors picked to represent them, Verde e Rosa (Green and Pink), Mangueira is one of the most popular schools and best-supported samba schools in the city. It is also one of the oldest samba schools remaining in the competition.
Mangueira was founded . . .