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Rio Carnival

'Catadores' Give Carnival Costumes New Life

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 03.05.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Elaine da Silva Moraes clambers up mounds of abandoned fabric, foam and feathers that minutes earlier were the essence of Rio ...

LOOK: Amazing Photos Of Rio's Spectacular Carnival Finale

Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Rio de Janeiro's whirlwind Carnival season comes to a close Tuesday, with the five-day fiesta culminating in spectacular samba parades and partying th...

Rio Keeps Up Carnival Pace With Parties And Parades

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Extraterrestrial toucan birds, neon green spacemen waving Brazilian flags and legions of scantily clad women and men dancing a...

LOOK: Samba Parades Sparkle At Rio Carnival

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carnival revelers are packing streets across Brazil for raucous open-air parties that begin at daybreak and pulse through the ...

After The Party, Rio On Cleanup Duty As Carnival Ends

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — The world's Carnival capital picked up the pieces on Wednesday, after five straight days of decadent samba school parades, rauc...

PHOTOS: The Best Images From Brazil's Carnival

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Rio Carnival: The words alone conjure images of half-naked (or some fraction greater than half) samba dancers, kaleidoscopes of color and surreal floa...

Rio's Samba Schools Pull Out All The Stops For Carnival

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro's samba schools vied for the title of the year's best Monday in an over-the-top, all-night-long Carnival parade at th...

LOOK: Carnaval 2.0

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The crowd gathering Saturday was a typical Rio Carnival mix: a sprinkling of superheroes, girls in cute bunny outfits, zombies and p...

Rio Locals Flee Carnival Fever

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 02.08.2013 | Travel

RIO DE JANEIRO -- As samba queens get final touch-ups on their sequins and feathers and hundreds of thousands of revelers take command of Rio's street...

Nightclub Tragedy Stirs Safety Fears Over Brazil's Upcoming Carnival

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

SAO PAULO -- Just over a week since a nightclub fire killed nearly 240 revelers in southern Brazil, Carnival festivities hit full stride Friday, raisi...

LOOK: Ridiculous Photos From Rio's Dog Carnival

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The crowd at the Blocao Carnival street party Sunday was a decidedly mixed one. Roughly half the revelers were humans, the other hal...

Rio's Carnival In Miniature

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.28.2012 | Home

Using tilt-shift techniques, filmmakers Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli made Rio's Carnival look as if it were happening in miniature. Their short fil...

The Sambadrome Gets A Makeover

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

By Karissa Rosenfield (click here for original article) Brightly colored confetti and sequined samba queens covered the newly renovated Sambadrome...

LOOK: Beatles Party At Rio Carnival

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — English speakers got their moment in the Carnival sun on Monday as a wild, Beatles-themed street party let them shake it up, b...

Stars Power At Carnival

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade Sunday, at least a few eyes turne...

Heartbreak At Brazil's Carnival? This May Be Your Solution

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- It's the typical tale of doomed Carnival romance: Boy spots girl in the sweaty crush of a street party. Moments later, they're locke...

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...

'I'm Flattered To Represent Chubby Women'

Posted 02.13.2012 | World

Brazil brings to mind a number of things: Beautiful women like Giselle Bunchen, Adriana Lima or Alessandra Ambrosio; and Carnival, the biggest party i...

PHOTOS: Carnival Goes To The Dogs

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Most pre-Carnival street parties in Brazil are all about samba, but the moves on display at Sunday's Blocao parade were focused more...

PHOTOS: Celebs Come Out For Carnival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Carnival, Rio's biggest party, continued to thrive over the weekend, with parades and celebrations galore. Among the 800,000 tourists and Brazilian...

Carnaval in Rio: How to Have Fun and Not Get Mugged

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is bigger and better than ever in 2010, with the street celebrations having surged in popularity over the last ten years an...

Tijuca, Samba Group Featuring 7-Year-Old Julia Lira, Crowned Rio Carnival Champs

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — A samba group that enraged child-welfare advocates by choosing a 7-year-old as a drums corps queen finished last Wednesday in t...

Rio Carnival 2010 PHOTOS: The Most Over-The-Top Moments

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rio Carnival is once again rocking Brazil in all its outrageous, over-the-top glory. The carnival, like Mardi Gras, is a pre-Lent party, designed to ...

Geisy Arruda, Woman In Miniskirt Scandal, Turns Rio Carnival Star

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) RIO DE JANEIRO - Geisy Arruda is dancing proof that nowhere is transformation more achievable than in Brazil's Carnival, ripe with fantasy and me...

Madonna Hits Rio Carnival With Jesus Luz & Mercy (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jesus Luz reportedly dumped Madonna not two weeks ago, but the couple was seen reveling together over the weekend at the Rio Carnival in his native Br...