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Carnival Blocos Shift From Zona Sul

By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly five hundred blocos, the open parading-street-parties, have become the core of Carnival for locals in the last decade - much more accessible than the parades at the Sambódromo. Perhaps even too much so, as some residents in Zona Sul (South Zone) started to request more were moved towards Centro and other areas.

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