Carnivals

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

Ridicule of leaders, samba, skimpy garb at Brazil Carnival

Feb 13, 2018

Brazilians are making fun of local and world leaders, pushing boundaries and partying hard during Carnival celebrations

Millions flock to Carnival street parades across Germany

Feb 12, 2018

Millions of dressed-up revelers are taking to the streets across Germany to celebrate carnival

Rio kicks off Carnival parade with anti-establishment tone

Feb 12, 2018

There are some Brazilians who aren't likely to find much to enjoy about the start of Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades _ the mayor, the governor and the president

8 dead, 40 hurt by exploding gas canister in Bolivia

Feb 12, 2018

The death toll from the explosion of a gas canister at a Bolivian Carnival parade has risen to eight, and authorities say at least 40 people were injured

Gas explosion at Bolivia Carnival leaves 6 dead, 28 injured

Feb 11, 2018

Police in Bolivia say six people were killed and 13 injured when a street vendor's gas canister exploded near the route of the Carnival in the city of Oruro

Flying sludge, dirty kisses at Brazil Carnival 'mud party'

Feb 10, 2018

Plastered in mud from head to toe, hundreds of revelers danced, hugged and kissed during the Carnival 'Mud Party.'

Brazilians dancing away troubles of 2017 at Carnival parties

Feb 10, 2018

Brazilians are letting off steam during the first full day of Carnival after a difficult year that included a lackluster economy, a spiraling corruption investigation and increasing political polarization

French activists celebrate abandoned airport project

Feb 10, 2018

A mixed and colorful crowd has celebrated the French government's decision to abandon plans to build a new airport in the west of the country

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