Brazil's Carnival: Parades and street parties of the week-long celebration
Revelers all over Brazil are gearing up for parades, balls and street parties during Carnival week celebrations. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the “sambadrome.” Sao Paulo will also have its main samba schools taking their floats to their sambadrome. Brazilians living through two years of steep recession and nearly 13 percent unemployment have grasped this year’s carnival as a chance to let off steam.
26 February, 2017 AP Explains: Rio's Carnival, a high-stakes samba parade RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the big […]
25 February, 2017 Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.
27 February, 2017 Watch Rio, Sao Paulo In Carnival Mode Massive crowds took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo over the weekend as the country celebrated its annual Carnival.
28 February, 2017 New accident hits Rio's carnival party The glittering revelry of Rio de Janeiro's carnival descended into mayhem again on Tuesday when a freak accident struck a float for the second time in two nights. Twelve people were injured when the top level of an elaborate three-story float collapse...