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Samba Schools in Brazil Shine Despite Economic Woes

Post on February 8, 2016, 3:51 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

With the wailing economy and the devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar, Rio de Janeiro samba schools had to scramble and use their creativity to work the same magic with less money. Companies and government funds for this year’s spectacle were reduced as costs with material to produce the floats Continue Reading…

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Despite the Zika, over three million Carnaval revelers are expected in Rio

Post on February 4, 2016, 3:43 pm by admin 0 Comments

Despite the (Zika) viral headlines, over three million Carnaval revelers are expected in Rio de Janeiro. The main samba parade, February 5-8, is enormous, and six of the 12 best samba schools march to the Sambodromo (Samba Stadium) each day, for the chance to be selected the year’s champion. Additional samba parades, Carnaval balls, children’s Continue Reading…

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In Rio, Olympics will inspect for water to help prevent Zika

Post on January 27, 2016, 2:33 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

To guard against a virus linked to birth abnormalities, Brazil’s Olympic and Paralympic venues will be inspected daily during the 2016 Games in Rio Janeiro, games spokesman Phil Wilkinson said Sunday. Inspectors will be looking for any stagnant water where mosquitoes could thrive, he said. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease that has raged in Continue Reading…

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