Let’s Keep Carnival Clean

Rio’s urban cleaning company claims that one weekend of pre-Carnival partying left 11.1 tons of garbage in its wake.  To all of our FABULOUS Carnival partygoers, thank you for helping us to Keep Carnival Clean — not just because fines for throwing trash on city streets is R$205.60 this year, but also because we LOVE RIO!  Read on to find out what traditional bloco ‘left the most trash along the way’:

TONS OF TRASH COLLECTED AS CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS START

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How to ‘Bloco’ in Rio’s 2019 Carnival

Carnival officially begins on March 1st — oh, but there’s so much to do between now and then!  Expecting over 1 MILLION tourists to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa for Carnival, the city has approved 509 official ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) which will take place over the next several days.  Whether you are new to Carnival this year, or find your memory a little hazy from last year, read on for tips on How to ‘Bloco’ in Rio’s 2019 Carnival:

HOW TO ‘BLOCO’ IN RIO’S 2019 CARNIVAL

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Riotur and Segurança Presente Collab for Carnival Security

Determined to preserve its reputation as a ‘world-class tourist destination’, Rio de Janeiro is combining the forces of Riotur with security contractor, Segurança Presente to help with security during Carnival. Read on for more on how leaders from both Riotur and the sometimes controversial Segurança Presente promise to work collaboratively:

RIOTUR TAPS SECURITY CONTRACTOR TO HELP WITH SECURITY DURING CARNIVAL

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Marielle Franco to be Honored at Carnival

Samba schools are beginning to share details of their theme for Carnival.  Samba school, ‘Estação Primeiro de Mangueira’ (First Station of Mangueira) will use their performance to pay tribute to late Rio councilwoman, Marielle Franco, whose murder remains unsolved.  Read on for more:

RIO’S SAMBA SCHOOL MANGUEIRA TO HONOR MARIELLE FRANCO THIS CARNIVAL

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