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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, February 10th, seven samba schools from the Série A (Access Group) will be performing in the Sambódromo. This will be the second day of Rio Carnival parades, which...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - With Carnival approaching fast, technical rehearsals for Rio’s top samba schools will begin mid-month, with free entry for members of the public to watch. Schools from the Grupo Especial (Special Group)...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the rest of Rio de Janeiro thinks about the approaching Christmas and New Year period, the city's samba schools have Carnival in mind as Liga Independente das Escolas de...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The second night of parades down the Marques de Sapucai Sambódromo, showcasing the Série A Access Group that are competing to be elevated to the Grupo Especial (Special Group), started...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Widely considered to be the largest (and best) annual party in the world, Rio Carnival draws around a million visitors to the city in a celebration that is the bench...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The weather has not been kind to Rio de Janeiro in the last week, as several neighborhoods were flooded, stranding people in traffic and at home for hours. However, a...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The whole city is getting ready for Carnival, and this weekend the entertainment is completely free at Rio’s Sambódromo. Technical rehearsals of samba schools from the Grupo Especial (Special Group)...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's mayor, Eduardo Paes, recently called for renovation works on a building designed by the late Oscar Niemeyer to be halted amidst strong protests from the architectural community. The...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – G.R.E.S. Imperatriz Leopoldinense represents the suburb of Ramos in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and after ranking in sixth place in the 2011 Carnival parade, they will be performing...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Holidays are over and for most people living in Rio, it means the party season has officially started. From now on, it is summer heat, lots of parties, and...
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