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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 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 Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six samba schools from Rio’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) performed last night, Sunday, February 26th, in the Sambódromo. Paraíso do Tuiuti, Grande Rio, Imperatriz, Vila Isabel, Salgueiro and Beija-Flor all...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With 90,000 visitors pouring into the Sambódromo every night during Rio de Janeiro's 2017 Carnival, the parade competitions are one of the city’s most celebrated tourist attractions. This year’s competition starts on...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Occupying a spot in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) for decades, the league’s current champion school G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira will be the last school to perform in this...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo-born samba school São Clemente will perform in the Sambódromo on Monday, February 27th, which is the second and final night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition. The samba...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second night of Carnival 2017’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition will take place on Monday, February 27th in the Sambódromo. The evening will begin with a performance from samba...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s most famous samba schools, Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, will close the first night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition in the Sambódromo on Sunday, February 26th. The...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Paraíso do Tuiuti will be the first of twelve schools to perform in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parades in this year’s Carnival competition. The school is set...

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