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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Portela samba school will be the second to enter the Sapucaí, at 10:20 PM. This year, the Oswaldo Cruz-born school promises to thrill the spectators once again with a samba enredo dedicated to the Jewish immigrants who founded New York City.

In Carnival 2017, Portela won the Grupo Especial championship after 33 years away from the podium. Presenting a beautiful . . .

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