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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the theme "History for Lulling Adults", one of the Rio’s oldest and most traditional samba schools, Estação Primeira de Mangueira, won this year’s samba parade competition. The school...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Among the traditional samba tunes this year during Carnival in Brazil, several samba schools and ‘blocos’ honored lawmaker and activist, Marielle Franco, gunned down last year in the center...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s most iconic samba schools, ‘Estação Primeiro de Mangueira’ (First Station of Mangueira) have chosen to pay tribute to murdered Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco as part of their...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, May 13th, a derelict former IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) building, located in Mangueira, in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) was personally detonated by the Mayor...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio's Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school stood out for its impeccable performance on the first night of Grupo Especial's championship. Considered the most likely school to be first placed...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school will be starring at Carnival 2018. The sixth Grupo Especial (Special Group) school to parade at this year's championship is expected to enter...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those who want to make the most of the last days in 2017, Rio is the right place to be. Before 2018 arrives the city offers diverse options for...
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...

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