RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When the Carnival season begins, the streets of Brazil are full of color, festivities, and samba. As one of the essential elements of Brazilian culture, no city in the South American country does not have its parade. From the Brazilian soap operas of Rede Globo to The Simpsons, Brazilian Carnival has been covered, but Rio de Janeiro's Carnival stands out the most for its visibility.
The Sambadrome and the streets are all about the music of the recently deceased Elsa Soares, samba schools promoting the festival, floats featuring Afro-Latin religions, and coverage of the . . .