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By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At long last the eagerly anticipated Carnival parades of 2012 at Rio's Sambódromo happened with spectacular performances by the Special Group schools Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th. ...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sunday marks the second official day of Rio’s infamous Carnival, and the ‘blocos’ will reach epic levels again, drawing millions of revelers across the city for yet another day of...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the official dates of Carnival 2012 almost upon us, all eyes turn to the Grupo Especial (Special Group), the largest and most accomplished samba schools in the world. The...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Considered to be the “happiest” samba school in the special group, G.R.E.S. União da Ilha do Governador has risen to prominence since it was founded in 1953 by a group...
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