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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The neighborhood of Jardim Botânico is not as well known as some in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone), but this is one of the primary reasons why its residents enjoy...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2019, Carnival megablocos that gather over 200,000 people will not be permitted to parade in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone). The decision was made yesterday, Monday, May 7th, in...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnival might be officially over, but post-Carnival celebrations are just about to get started: from this Friday, February 16th, to Sunday, February 18th, Rio's streets will host 52 blocos. Also...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With official festivities over, the city of Rio de Janeiro starts to consolidate the data for the 2018 Carnival season. With an estimated six million people, 1.5 million of...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The countdown for the biggest event in Rio has already started: in four days time, the city opens the Carnival season, which hopes to attract over 1.5 million tourists this...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officially happening from February 9th to February 14th this year, Carnival is considered the hottest season in Brazil, mainly in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. However, cities like Ouro Preto,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Friday, January 26th, Casa França-Brasil, the France-Brazil Cultural Center, in Centro, will open the CasaBloco, music festival aimed at celebrating Brazil's Street Carnival. Until February 13th, the event will...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, Rio's Carnival will be promoted with the sponsorship of Uber and Dream Factory, which together donated R$35 million to the world-famous event. Run by Riotur, this year's Carnival...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the last official day of 2017’s Carnival celebrations, 81 blocos will take place throughout Rio de Janeiro today. With blocos of all sizes and types happening all across the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The security program for this year's Carnival will have 3,000 fewer military police officers, according to the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PMRJ). With no funds to pay overtime, which...
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