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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

Rio beefs up Carnival security amid wave of violence

Feb 8, 2018

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro state say security will be beefed up during Carnival following a wave of violence caused by rival drug trafficking gangs

Thai capital known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

Feb 8, 2018

A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, blurring views of the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists each year

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.

Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt

Feb 1, 2018

On the verge of leaving office, Cuban President Raul Castro has thrown the brakes on private enterprise in Cuba, raising fundamental questions about the nation's economic path

Rio urges Carnival visitors to stick to urban areas

Jan 30, 2018

Brazilian health authorities are urging Carnival visitors to stick to celebrations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and avoid sightseeing at waterfalls and forests where yellow fever has been detected

Brazil offers e-visa to Americans in bid to increase tourism

Jan 25, 2018

Brazil is making it easier and cheaper for Americans to apply for a visa following a decline in the number of visitors from the U.S. in recent years

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