Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rio carnival 2012

  • In preparation of the ever-growing annual Carnival and the 2016 Olympics, the Sambadrome has undergone renovations to expand the 60,000 person capacity to 90,000.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • If you want to feel the real essence of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, look no further than the city streets.
  • A key feature of the Carnival in Brazil is the numerous street followed with a tribute to London and Rio, which will host the next two Summer Olympics in 2012 and 2016, respectively.
  • (MSN Philippines News)
  • RIO DE JANEIRO -- English speakers get their moment in the Carnival sun on Monday as a wild, Beatles-themed street party shakes it up, baby, with a samba swing to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 18, 2012 (AFP) -The Rio Carnival came alive Saturday with more than two million revelers in outlandish costumes staging a mammoth, frenzied samba-driven street festival in the city center.
  • (Arab Times)
  • Bolivia and Paraguay have been given free ports at Santos. Of the 36 deep-water ports, Santos, Itajaí, Rio Grande, Paranaguá, Rio de Janeiro, Sepetiba, Vitória, Suape, Manaus and São Francisco do Sul are some of the most important.
  • (Worldnews.com)
  • With a burst of fireworks and a thumping drum beat, the Renascer samba school kicked off the first night of sumptuous Carnival parades in Rios hallowed Sambadrome on Sunday.
  • (Fiji Live)

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