Rio Bans Megablocos for Carnival 2019 in Zona Sul

Riotur has not yet decided the new locations for the Zona Sul 'megablocos' that attract over 200,000 people.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2019, Carnival megablocos that gather over 200,000 people will not be permitted to parade in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone). The decision was made yesterday, Monday, May 7th, in a meeting held by Rio's tourism company, Riotur, with Zona Sul residents' associations, bloco organizers and public services like CET-Rio and Comlurb.

According to Riotur president Marcelo Alves, Zona Sul's neighborhoods

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