Carnivals

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

Rio Carnival revelers hunt for bargains amid economic crisis

Feb 21, 2017

Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival starts Friday and Brazil's deep recession and worries about security are casting a shadow on the big bash

It's Carnival in Rio and Nishikori might take a look

Feb 20, 2017

Kei Nishikori and the Rio Open will be upstaged this week

German cities to increase security during Carnival

Feb 16, 2017

Cities across Germany are planning to increase their security at this year's Carnival celebrations citing the continued terror threat the country faces

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