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Rio’s Carnaval History – the first street blocks licensed by the police were in 1889

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sadly, blocks will not make an appearance in Rio de Janeiro's streets for this year's Carnaval, which will not be held. In normal times, the fact that streets, avenues and squares have been the stage for the four most joyful days of the year for over a century has greatly contributed to the revelry.

While the city of Rio de Janeiro celebrates its 452nd anniversary, Carnaval in the Marvelous City's streets celebrates 128 summers. The origins of its history were spurred by tensions which led to democratic meetings that attract and mingle all . . .

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