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Carnival 2012

Rio Officials: Stop Peeing In Public

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - An oil-led economic boom, hosting of the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, and a plunge in violent cri...

Bigger, Brighter, Better Organized?

AP | By JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Showered in confetti and flanked by sequined samba queens, Rio's mayor symbolically relinquished control of the city to its rotund C...

PHOTOS: Just In Time For Carnival, A Beginner's Guide To Rio

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel

RIO DE JANEIRO -- "Brazil is not for beginners," the late, great Brazilian composer Tom Jobim once quipped. Nowhere does the remark hold more true tha...

Insiders' Guide To Mardi Gras

Pam Grout | Posted 04.04.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

This article's the digital equivalent of a "pinned note" that will point you in the right direction in case you (hic!) happen to quaff just a few too many hurricanes during this year's Carnival season.