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By Bruno de Nicola, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Pink and Green are the colors that represent the Estação Primeira de Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro's most famous and infamous Samba School, home of many Brazilian music idols and TV celebrities.

Certainly the most glamorous and advanced, the “Gremio” Mangueira is a very traditional institution that attracts Cariocas from any social class, especially because of its strong influence over Samba history. The school lays at the feet of the Morro da Mangueira, a renowned Favela, yet it offers a perfectly safe environment for whoever wants to join a frenetic . . .

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