Carnivals

Ohio thrill ride accident spurs look at increasing oversight

May 7, 2018

Lawmakers in Ohio are looking at increasing oversight of amusement park rides after a deadly accident at last year's Ohio State Fair

New Mexico town reconsiders tribute to Spanish conqueror

Apr 18, 2018

A northern New Mexico city nestled among tribal lands is reconsidering its annual commemoration of the 1598 arrival of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate, who is reviled for brutality against Native Americans

Shaquille O'Neal to hold carnival-style EDM affair in Miami

Mar 8, 2018

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal will put his DJ skills on display at his own carnival-style event after a popular electronic dance music festival in Miami

Outraged Bolivians protest over Virgin painted in lingerie

Mar 1, 2018

Hundreds of Bolivians have staged a pilgrimage to protest an artist's rendition of their patron saint wearing red underwear and black stockings

Greek carnival celebrations get a little flour power

Feb 19, 2018

Residents and visitors of seaside town in Greece pelt each other with bags of dyed flour in annual celebration marking the start of Lent

Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

Feb 18, 2018

Bolivian authorities now say that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas tanks as initially thought

Violence during Rio Carnival spotlights security woes

Feb 15, 2018

A series of muggings, armed robberies and confrontations during Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations are highlighting a deteriorating security situation in the city

Bolivian government says Carnival bomb killed 4, hurt 10

Feb 15, 2018

Bolivian officials said Wednesday that a bomb caused an explosion that killed four people and injured 10 during Carnival celebrations

2nd explosion kills 2 in Bolivian town hit by weekend blast

Feb 14, 2018

Bolivian officials say an explosion has killed two people and injured 10 in the same Altiplano region town where eight people died and 40 were injured during weekend Carnival celebrations by a blast that has been blamed on a leak in a gas canister

Use of blackface in Brazil Carnival parade sparks debate

Feb 13, 2018

A top samba school's use of blackface in a Carnival parade is sparking debate about depictions of race in Brazil, which is still grappling with a fraught racial legacy

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