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December 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Rio de Janeiro is putting its famously fat King Momo, who reigns over the city's unbridled carnival festivities, on a diet. Faced with growing protests from doctors and following the recent early deaths of two former King Momos, Rio opted for a "politically correct carnival," officials said.
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February 28, 2001 | From Reuters
The last of Rio de Janeiro's major samba groups thundered through the giant Carnival stadium until after dawn Tuesday, flashing glittering costumes, massive floats and tanned, naked bodies in the showcase annual parades. Paying tribute to prominent personalities, Brazilian history and even cachaca--the fiery national liquor--nearly all of the Carnival groups, known as samba schools, also delivered a firm anti-violence message in a crime-plagued country, calling for a better world.
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February 28, 2001 | From Reuters
The last of Rio de Janeiro's major samba groups thundered through the giant Carnival stadium until after dawn Tuesday, flashing glittering costumes, massive floats and tanned, naked bodies in the showcase annual parades. Paying tribute to prominent personalities, Brazilian history and even cachaca--the fiery national liquor--nearly all of the Carnival groups, known as samba schools, also delivered a firm anti-violence message in a crime-plagued country, calling for a better world.
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December 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Rio de Janeiro is putting its famously fat King Momo, who reigns over the city's unbridled carnival festivities, on a diet. Faced with growing protests from doctors and following the recent early deaths of two former King Momos, Rio opted for a "politically correct carnival," officials said.
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