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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unidos da Tijuca will be the last samba school to parade in Rio de Janeiro's famed Sambódromo during the first night of Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition on February 7th. Four-time Carnival champions, the samba school won in 1936, 2010, 2012, and most recently in 2014.

For the 2014 win, the school presented the enredo (theme) Acelera, Tijuca!’ (Accelerate, Tijuca!), a parade that honored Brazilian racing legend . . .

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