Carnivals

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Apr 22, 2019

Branded: Minor league ball teams get help finding identity

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Mar 22, 2019

The U.N.'s cultural agency considers the possible withdrawal of the recognition of a Belgium carnival as intangible cultural heritage following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade

Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets obscene video, draws sharp rebuke

Mar 6, 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has aroused outrage by sharing a video on Twitter that shows one man urinating on the head of another man during a Carnival party

Rio Carnival winner paid tribute to slain councilwoman

Mar 6, 2019

The Brazilian samba school that paid tribute to a slain city councilwoman has won this year's Carnival parade contest in Rio de Janeiro

Slain black councilwoman remembered during Brazil Carnival

Mar 5, 2019

Samba competition is getting political in Brazil, with one of Rio's top samba schools and other groups paying tribute to Marielle Franco, an activist for gays and Afro-Brazilian rights who was slain almost a year ago

Stormy weather in Germany dampens Carnival fun

Mar 4, 2019

Stormy weather is causing problems for the organizers of annual Carnival parades in Germany, with one event called off and others imposing restrictions

Brazil's Carnival breaks barriers for special needs kids

Mar 2, 2019

Portela, one of the major samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, is moving toward full inclusion of children with special needs during Brazil's Carnival

Thousands take to streets to celebrate Bolivia's Carnival

Mar 2, 2019

Tens of thousands of revelers are celebrating Carnival in Bolivia

Rio de Janeiro Carnival kicks off with Bolsonaro backlash

Mar 2, 2019

Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival officially began with streets parties and revelry amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president

Hardship overshadows Venezuela's carnival season

Mar 1, 2019

It's carnival season in Venezuela, though many citizens are not in a mood to party

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