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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the most widely broadcast and identifiable images of the Carnival parade is each samba school’s ‘Rainha de Bateria,’ (Queen of the Drum). The spectacularly adorned, often wildly under-dressed...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro came alive last night as Brazil welcomed millions of people from around the world for the annual Rio Carnival. On Monday, February 12th, the last six samba...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Beija-Flor samba school will be the final school to parade at the Sambódromo in Carnival 2018. Expected to parade at 2:40 AM (already on Tuesday), Beija-Flor...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, União da Ilha samba school will be starring at Rio's 2018 Carnival in the Grupo Especial championship. Expected to enter the Sambódromo at 11:25 PM, the...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Unidos da Tijuca samba school will open the second day of Grupo Especial's parade at Carnival 2018. The school is expected to enter the Sapucaí at...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, February 11th, Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel will close the first day of Grupo Especial's parade at Carnival 2018. Expected to enter the Sambódromo at 3:45 AM (already...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unfortunately the 2017 Carnival parade competition of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) samba schools held in Rio's famous Sambódromo, saw four accidents this year, one on the first night and...
By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate South American event to attend, travelers don’t have to wait until February to experience the true spirit of Carnival in Rio....

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