If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…Invite ‘Em to Carnival

RIO Carnival 2017 officially begins today.  Some may say that such a huge celebration has no place in a country currently struggling with government woes, a recession, drugs and other major troubles.  But performers and revelers alike pay no mind to the naysayers.  Instead, through creative costumes laced with political satire and protest, they’ve invited some of the most polarizing topics (and the public figures behind them) to the celebration!