By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s famous pre-Carnival blocos (street parties) erupt once again this weekend, two weeks ahead of the official beginning of the city’s Carnival celebrations. Beginning from 4PM on Friday, February 10th, blocos will continue until late on Sunday evening, February 12th.

There will be a total of 45 blocos happening throughout Rio’s different districts this weekend. Friday evening will see four blocos, three in Zona Norte (north . . .

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