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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s Carnival in Rio might have officially ended on the last day of February, but the celebrations continued this weekend with the Champions Parade and more blocos in the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The leading samba schools from this year’s Carnival competition will perform again this Saturday in the Sambódromo. The evening will start from 10PM, beginning with the lowest-scoring groups of the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portela, one of Rio de Janeiro’s best-known samba schools, has been crowned the champion of this year’s Carnival parades. This is the school’s first winning title in 33 years, earning...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last night (Wednesday, March 1st) the samba school Império Serrano was crowned the Série A (Access Group) champion of the Rio de Janeiro 2017 Carnival. With the victory, the school...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Shortly after 7PM last night, the city of São Paulo announced the results from its samba parade competition. Samba school Acadêmicos do Tatuapé was crowned the city’s Carnival winner this year,...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final six schools took part in Rio Carnival’s samba parade competition last night, on Monday February 27th, parading down the 700m stretch of the Sambódromo until the early hours...
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 Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six samba schools from Rio’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) performed last night, Sunday, February 26th, in the Sambódromo. Paraíso do Tuiuti, Grande Rio, Imperatriz, Vila Isabel, Salgueiro and Beija-Flor all...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sixty-six official blocos are set to parade through the streets today, Monday, February 27th, attracting millions to the fourth consecutive day of the 2017 Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro....

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