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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro came alive last night as Brazil welcomed millions of people from around the world for the annual Rio Carnival. On Monday, February 12th, the last six samba schools from Grupo Especial enchanted the audience on Sapucaí.

Authentic samba enredos and vibrant performances marked Grupo Especial's closing night, which shed light on gender diversity, corruption, refugees, among other themes.

Fourth school to have entered the Sambódromo,

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