Tuesday Mar 4
Refuse pickers give new life to Rio Carnival trash
Elaine da Silva Moraes clambers up mounds of abandoned fabric, foam and feathers that minutes earlier were the essence of Rio de Janeiro's glitzy, multi-million dollar Carnival parades.
Tuesday Mar 4
Rio Carnival goes football mad
A reveler of the Imperatriz samba school performs during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 4, 2014.
Rio Carnival twist and shouts to...
Beatlemania gripped the Rio Carnival as more than 130,000 revelers twist and shouted to samba versions of the Fab Four's greatest hits.
Manawatu Evening Standard
Rio coming to Remuera
HEAD TURNERS: Brazilian Divas Angelica Americo and Kellen Pinhiero will perform a Samba show at the Rio Comes to Remuera event on March 1. The inaugural Remuera Goes to Rio street party will showcase the best of Brazilian music, dance and food on March 1. Kellen Pinheiro from samba dance group The Brazilian Divas can't wait to take part.
2014 carnival season begins
Dancers of Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school perform during their rehearsal on a street in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Februrary 12, 2014.
The Orlando Sentinel
Spring break trips with a difference
Spring into service with a "voluntourism" vacation. You can mix with the locals, living and working in communities on a variety of projects and activities, from teaching English to caring for youngsters in orphanages, taking part in community improvement projects or conservation efforts.