Recreation And Leisure

Violence during Rio Carnival spotlights security woes

Feb 15, 2018

A series of muggings, armed robberies and confrontations during Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations are highlighting a deteriorating security situation in the city

Use of blackface in Brazil Carnival parade sparks debate

Feb 13, 2018

A top samba school's use of blackface in a Carnival parade is sparking debate about depictions of race in Brazil, which is still grappling with a fraught racial legacy

Ridicule of leaders, samba, skimpy garb at Brazil Carnival

Feb 13, 2018

Brazilians are making fun of local and world leaders, pushing boundaries and partying hard during Carnival celebrations

Rio kicks off Carnival parade with anti-establishment tone

Feb 12, 2018

There are some Brazilians who aren't likely to find much to enjoy about the start of Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades _ the mayor, the governor and the president

Flying sludge, dirty kisses at Brazil Carnival 'mud party'

Feb 10, 2018

Plastered in mud from head to toe, hundreds of revelers danced, hugged and kissed during the Carnival 'Mud Party.'

Brazilians dancing away troubles of 2017 at Carnival parties

Feb 10, 2018

Brazilians are letting off steam during the first full day of Carnival after a difficult year that included a lackluster economy, a spiraling corruption investigation and increasing political polarization

After sharp criticism, Rio evangelical mayor opens Carnival

Feb 9, 2018

Rio's evangelical mayor has attended the ceremonial opening of this year's Carnival after being sharply criticized for ducking out last year

Rio Carnival evolves into low-cost street party extravaganza

Feb 9, 2018

Rio de Janeiro's famous Carnival celebrations are shifting from heavy spending to bargain-hunting tourists

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja

Feb 8, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor the sea goddess Yemanja with offerings ahead of the start of Carnival

Staid Sao Paulo is getting in on Carnival fun in Brazil

Feb 6, 2018

Carnival in buttoned-up Sao Paulo? Once a ghost town during Brazil's biggest celebration, Sao Paulo is expecting 4 million people to flood the streets and celebrate the city's Carnival this year.

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