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By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – G.R.E.S. Mocidade Independente Padre Miguel, also know as "Mocidade", is renowned amongst the Cariocas (Rio natives) for their continually innovative parade creations. Having taken seventh place in the 2011 Carnival parade, and with just two months until Carnival 2012, Mocidade is stepping up its practice rehearsals in preparation for their big day at the Sambodromo on February 19th.

Formed in 1955, Mocidade is considered something of a trend setter since . . .

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