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Residents Brace for Neighborhood Blocos

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The news that three people had been arrested for public urination at a pre-Carnival bloco in Copacabana last Friday was met with mixed feelings by Rio residents. On the one hand it showed that the city is taking action to deal with general public disorder that goes along with the city’s "Street Carnival" blocos events in recent years.

On the other, it threatens to . . .

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