Brazil’s President Temer Vows to Help Fund Rio’s 2018 Carnival

Federal funding would replace subsidies to be cut by Rio's mayor to samba schools for next year's samba parades.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of uncertainty and the possibility of the cancellation of the 2018 Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s samba schools received good news on Tuesday, after Brazil’s President Michel Temer signaled that the federal government would be willing to fund part of the four-day festivities next year.

"The President said that if there is no private funding, he will finance it with money from the Union's budget,” Congressional representative Pedro Paulo was quoted as saying by a government news agency.

President Temer met . . .

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