Dancers dress as devil in popular Argentina carnival

Feb 27, 2017

To the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins

Rio samba school angers farmers with pro-environment parade

Feb 27, 2017

A leading samba school in Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade paid a tribute to native Brazilians tribes with a pro-environment entry, but farmers took it as a diatribe against them

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival parade

Feb 27, 2017

A float crashes during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade and injures eight people, including at least three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceed with the show

Brazil's Carnival revelers channel anger against president

Feb 26, 2017

The exuberant, sassy celebration of Carnival is giving Brazil's battered leftists a stage to vent their frustrations after a year that saw their movement pushed out of power

Greek island of Naxos celebrates Carnival with Torch Parade

Feb 26, 2017

Greek island of Naxos hosts colorful Carnival celebrations, with some customs dating from antiquity

AP Explains: Rio's Carnival, a high-stakes samba parade

Feb 26, 2017

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the dancing, the all-but-naked bodies and the magnificent floats down the sambadrome on Avenida Marques de Sapucai

Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor

Feb 25, 2017

Revelers all over Brazil began Carnival celebrations after an odd opening ceremony in Rio marked by the absence of the city's evangelical mayor

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Feb 24, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Funeral for 20 inmates in Haiti, fans at Chile's Vina del Mar festival, Brazil's Botafogo celebrates win over Paraguay's Olimpia, Top 2 Ecuadorean presidential candidates must advance to second round, countdown begins for Brazilian Carnival

Brazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spot

Feb 23, 2017

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival is known for its heavy partying and carnal delights, and that puts the Brazilian city's Pentecostal mayor in a tight spot

Even at anything-goes Carnival, these lyrics raise eyebrows

Feb 22, 2017

The typical view of Carnival in Brazil is anything goes, with no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald, but this year some organizers of the world's best known party are drawing the line at lyrics that are sexist, homophobic or racist


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