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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last night (Wednesday, March 1st) the samba school Império Serrano was crowned the Série A (Access Group) champion of the Rio de Janeiro 2017 Carnival. With the victory, the school returns to the top tier Grupo Especial (Special Group), after eight years of waiting.

The school president, Vera Lúcia Corrêa, said that the feeling is "soul washed" after eight years of attempts to return to . . .

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