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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Carnival approaches the city is bracing for the influx of tourists and the hundreds of blocos that will overrun the streets with celebration. To help increase public safety, authorities have launched a sanitary inspection and training program.

Rio's bars, restaurants and hotels located in the areas where the Carnival blocos (street parties) are concentrated will be inspected starting yesterday (February 3rd) by the municipal Vigilância Sanitária (Sanitary Surveillance). The inspection seeks to curb the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?