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São Clemente Samba School in Carnival 2014

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Parading third on the first night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) during the 2014 Carnival competition will be the famously irreverent samba school G.R.E.S. São Clemente. Well known for their satirical portrayals of Brazilian society through their Enredos (Themes), this year they will present "Favela", a theme focusing on the neighborhoods from which the school and its members originated.

"We climb to the favela to show all of its richness, creativity and listlessness," the school says of the 2014 theme. "We unmask its architecture, from . . .

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