Carnivals

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

After sharp criticism, Rio evangelical mayor opens Carnival

Feb 9, 2018

Rio's evangelical mayor has attended the ceremonial opening of this year's Carnival after being sharply criticized for ducking out last year

Rio Carnival evolves into low-cost street party extravaganza

Feb 9, 2018

Rio de Janeiro's famous Carnival celebrations are shifting from heavy spending to bargain-hunting tourists

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja

Feb 8, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor the sea goddess Yemanja with offerings ahead of the start of Carnival

Staid Sao Paulo is getting in on Carnival fun in Brazil

Feb 6, 2018

Carnival in buttoned-up Sao Paulo? Once a ghost town during Brazil's biggest celebration, Sao Paulo is expecting 4 million people to flood the streets and celebrate the city's Carnival this year.

2 sought in Germany after witch cauldron carnival mishap

Feb 5, 2018

Police in southwestern Germany say they're looking for two people last seen dressed as witches after a teenager suffered serious scalds when her legs went into a cauldron of boiling water during an annual carnival parade

Rio urges Carnival visitors to stick to urban areas

Jan 30, 2018

Brazilian health authorities are urging Carnival visitors to stick to celebrations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and avoid sightseeing at waterfalls and forests where yellow fever has been detected

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