Carnival Says It Plans To Resume U.S. Cruises By Midsummer

Carnival Cruise Line, one of the world’s largest cruise companies, announced Monday that it plans to resume North American trips in midsummer with a very limited fleet.  Starting Aug. 1,…

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Brazil’s Carnival beat fades, making way for virus shelter

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A month ago, a massive Carnival party bursting with samba music and smiling faces raged inside Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome. Today, its floodlights are off…

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Rio Carnival schools make plea for end of religious abuse

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – As the Grande Rio Samba school rolled its Carnival float onto Rio de Janeiro’s parade grounds, people aboard unfurled a massive fan-shaped banner reading “RESPECT…

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Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

SAO PAULO (AP) – When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo’s Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty…

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Samba goes global as foreign dancers bring Rio Carnival home

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – At rehearsal for the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school, a dancer poses for photos with admiring onlookers while wearing the bright yellow uniform and sky-high…

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