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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 - On Monday, February 12th, Portela samba school will be the second to enter the Sapucaí, at 10:20 PM. This year, the Oswaldo Cruz-born school promises to thrill the spectators once...
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 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 – Portela samba school will be the penultimate performance in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition this year at the Sambódromo. The school is scheduled to perform at 2:20 AM...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With themes ranging from an homage to a politician to celebrations of clowns and tricksters to tributes to national musicians, the remaining six samba schools paraded in Rio de...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Portela will enter the famed Sambódromo to parade fourth on February 8th during the second night of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival Grupo Especial (Special...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Months before Carnival celebrations will take over Rio de Janeiro and the city's famous samba schools will parade in the Sambódromo, Liga Independente das Escolas de Samba /Liesa (Independent...
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