Five million people, including 850,000 tourists, attended this year to Carnival in Rio, which guarantees the creation of 250,000 jobs and leave benefit the state with more than 1,100 million reals ($ 640 million), according to local government . The event began several days ago with hundreds of “blocos” (street parades) that had invaded the streets in unlimited journeys of samba and beer. Make sure you buy your tickets for Carnival in Rio 2012 within this week to make sure you find a place in this major event. Check our website to find first class accommodation deals, hotels and casinos in Rio for a perfect holiday.
The 13 best samba schools in Rio de Janeiro which compete for the coveted title of “Champion Carnival” marched from Sunday night for a special venue along a 700 meter avenue bordered by open stands and VIP boxes with celebrities including singers Jennifer Lopez and Fergie. Completely renovated with new lifts and ramps for people with disabilities and the incorporation of better lighting and acoustics, more than 70,000 people attended excited to one of the world’s most popular shows. On the last morning, seven major schools jumped to the “Temple of Samba” in sumptuous floats, dancers in extravagant costumes, accompanied by the deafening noise of drums and led by the monumental “passistas”, the dancers gorgeous bodies and tiny bright costumes. Carnival in Rio is definitely one of the best world events where you can appreciate female beauty at a glance.
In Carnival of Rio 2012, the presentations cover topics such as slavery and poverty in the region of northeastern Brazil and also pays
homage to writers, painters and musicians. Each presentation includes between 3,000 and 5,000 dancers, many from the favelas. The schools spend two to five million dollars to organize parades, suspected of being funded largely by mafias and cartels, although the fact that foreign companies and Brazilian media are investing heavily too.
Only at the box office at the Sambadrome will be raised 60 million reais, about $ 35 million, 42% more than last year. More than 12,000 police were mobilized to maintain security in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most violent cities in Brazil and host city of 2014 World Cup final and 2016 Olympic Games.
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