Carnivals

AP PHOTOS: Spanish parades feature bizarre costumes, masks

Apr 6, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Spanish parades feature bizarre costumes, masks

Evangelical Rio mayor skips Carnival, drawing ire and praise

Mar 2, 2017

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella has done the unthinkable _ He snubbed the city's legendary Carnival

Samba school Portela wins Rio Carnival parade after 33 years

Mar 1, 2017

The samba school Portela has been picked as the winner of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade competition, putting an end to a 33-year drought for the group

AP PHOTOS: Best of Carnival in Latin America, Caribbean

Mar 1, 2017

AP PHOTOS: The highlight of the year for many in Brazil is Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top party and competition at the famed Sambadrome, though there is plenty of celebrating elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean

AP PHOTOS: Colorful Carnival in Haiti's storm-hit region

Mar 1, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Haiti's three-day Carnival celebrations have brought rum-fueled festivities and colorful costumes to a southern city that's still recovering from last year's punishing Hurricane Matthew

Clown suits, slamming balls form of Brazil Carnival revelry

Feb 28, 2017

To see an alternative Carnival celebration called bate-bola, most likely you need to live in a poor area of Rio de Janeiro, a world away from the glitzy parades of Brazil's famous party, or receive an invitation by word of mouth

Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 12

Feb 28, 2017

The top of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring at least 12 people

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

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