Carnival Competition Carries on Despite Rain in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the rainy weather, six schools from the Special Group filled Rio’s Sambódromo with floats, elaborate costumes and the vibrant sounds of samba as they paraded during the first night of the 2015 Carnival championship competition on Sunday, February 15th.

Samba school Unidos do Viradouro started the night. Originating from Niterói, a municipality located across the Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro, the school won the . . .

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