Rio’s Winning Samba Schools Look Ahead to 2019

On the Saturday after Carnival holidays, members and leaders of Rio’s winning samba schools join at the Sambódromo for repeat performances.  This is also traditionally the time for samba schools to announce their expectations for the following year.  Read on for this year’s winning samba schools’ words of celebration and their vision for the future:

RIO’S WINNING SAMBA SCHOOLS CELEBRATE AND MAKE PLANS FOR 2019

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Mayor Crivella May Have Two Left Feet

With all due respect to RIO Mayor Marcello Crivella, we’re left wondering if he may have two left feet and questioning whether he truly bleeds samba beats after an announcement that his administration may reduce subsidies for samba schools by half next year.  Oh, Mayor Crivella, say it isn’t so!  True, the money saved would be applied to a wonderful cause: much-needed resources and improvements for city-run daycare centers.  But there MUST be another source, one that won’t affect Carnival.  Read on and then tell us: what do you think?

RIO’S MAYOR MAY CUT SAMBA SCHOOL SUBSIDIES BY HALF

Rio Mayer Marcelo Crivella, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News