Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Mar 2, 2017

Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people. By winning the Carnival’s headline event, the Portela samba school ended a 33-year losing streak, nabbing the ...

/ Aug 5, 2016

Rio mayor tells residents to 'stay home'

The Olympics may be Rio’s biggest ever party, but Mayor Eduardo Paes asked residents on Thursday to stay home as much as possible to avoid creating their biggest ever traffic jam. “Tomorrow all the athletes and journalists will go to the Maracana for the ...