By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Salgueiro samba school will enter the Sambódromo to participate in the 2018 Grupo Especial championship. Originally from Andaraí, in Rio's Zona Norte, Salgueiro is expected to shine at Sapucaí with a strong samba enredo on the power of Brazilian black women.

One of the most popular samba schools in Rio, Salgueiro used to be part of the "Big Four" - the best samba schools from

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