Even by Brazil's deteriorating standards, Rio de Janeiro is in particularly deep financial trouble, while crime in many areas is out of control.
Rio Carnival sees naked body paint, thongs and slave-themed dancers for dazzling 700m samba parade
Organisers may not be exaggerating when they claim the parades to be the world's greatest show.
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Each school gets about an hour to parade through the purpose-built stadium with about 3, dancers, singers and drummers dressed in over-the-top costumes.
Morais, who already had his and even attacked by critics during the party for Brazil's poor to speak. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team.