Carnivals

Rio city council votes against opening impeachment of mayor

Jul 12, 2018

The city council of Rio de Janeiro has voted against opening impeachment proceedings against Mayor Marcelo Crivella, rejecting accusations he misused his office to grant favors to members of his evangelical church

Huge parade celebrates gay pride in Brazil

Jun 3, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Brazil's largest city for its 22nd gay pride parade, which is considered one of the world's biggest

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

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