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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...

Rio's Carnaval: A Long-Awaited Victory, Record Heat, and a Revived Street Scene

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

Imagine the water, soft drinks, and beer consumed by 2.5 million people in the streets partying during a record heat wave with stifling humidity, and then think of the pressing need for rest rooms.

Rio's 2010 Carnaval Kicks Off Amidst Heat, Optimism & Controversy

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

Amidst all the craziness and frivolity, Carnaval serves the important purpose for Brazilians of maintaining the cultural traditions encoded in the music, dance, and costumes across the country.