Brazil: São Paulo City Hall already admits not to hold “Carnival in July”

Mayor Ricardo Nunes stated that City Hall will not provide public funds unless there is private sponsorship to finance the event.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo's street carnival, known as Esquenta Carnaval, scheduled for July 16 and 17, is in danger of not taking place. The mayor Ricardo Nunes said Thursday, 30, that if there is no private sponsorship to finance the event, "the city will not put public money" to sponsor the parades of blocks. A new tender for sponsorship has been opened, for which companies must apply by July 7.

The opening of a new tender was decided because no company was interested in the first tender, published on the last day 4, and where the . . .

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