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By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Three-time champion G.R.E.S. Unidos da Tijuca will be the sixth and final school to perform at this year’s Carnival competition, on Monday, March 3rd in the Sambódromo between 2:25 AM and 3:50 AM. The school, which, as the name suggests originates from Tijuca, secured the championship in 1936, 2010 and 2012, and last year came in third place.

The school’s enredo (theme) of this year, “Acelera, Tijuca!” is a theme centering around the concept of speed, paying tribute to . . .

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