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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A little over a year into Jair Bolsonaro’s administration, Brazil has become deeply polarized. Right-wing Bolsonaro and his team have attacked media, dismantled social programs and amplified conflicts between classes, races, and religions; and...
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 Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Estácio de Sá samba school was announced the winners of Rio’s Série A (Access Group) Carnival 2019 parades, beating twelve other contenders, including strong...
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 – Over the evenings of Sunday, March 3rd, and Monday, March 4th, the fourteen samba schools in Rio’s Grupo Especial presented their ‘samba enredos’ (thematic samba compositions) to tens of thousands...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd, a total of thirteen samba schools from Rio’s ‘Grupo de Acesso’ or ‘Série A’ (Access Group) tried their best to compete...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro announced on Wednesday its Carnival operation schedule for the five-day Carnival holiday. In addition to extra security patrolling the streets, officials say that...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the evening of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Paraíso do Tuiuti will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 1:35 AM. The group...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the evening of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. União da Ilha do Governador will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 12:30...

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