Portela samba school is declared intangible cultural heritage of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

Governor Claudio Castro sanctions the law that gives the title to Portela, a samba school that has the largest number of winning titles in Rio Carnaval.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Portela has been officially declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Rio de Janeiro. Governor Claudio Castro sanctioned the law that gives the title to the samba school, published in the Diário Oficial Monday (6).

The bill is authored by state deputy Dionísio Lins (Progressive) and was approved by the Legislative Assembly of Rio (Alerj) almost a month ago. According to the legislator, the initiative had the objective of preserving the history of the association.

"It is considered within the scope of the State of Rio de Janeiro, as intangible heritage, to preserve the culture . . .

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