By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, famously known in Rio as simply Salgueiro, will pay tribute to the Earth as they parade fifth for the Grupo Especial (Special Group) on Sunday, March 2nd during the 2014 Carnival. With their enredo (theme) for this year, "Gaia - Life in our hands", the school will focus on the relationship between humans and the earth while highlighting the importance of preservation.

"Gaia means Earth in Greek," the school's synopsis of their theme states. "It is the place where we live, where . . .

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