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This combination picture shows some revellers wearing masks while dressed as “Botargas” during carnival celebrations in Almiruete, Spain, February 25, 2017. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

This combination picture shows some revellers wearing masks while dressed as “Botargas” during carnival celebrations in Almiruete, Spain, February 25, 2017. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)
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28 Feb 2017 00:00:00
A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as “Ceu na Terra” (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as “Ceu na Terra” (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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07 Feb 2018 07:00:00
A member of the “Bloco Ultima Hora” group gets off a boat during Carnival of the Waters, where costumed and colorful boats navigate the river Tentem, around the islands near the city of Cameta, Brazil on February 8, 2018. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

A member of the “Bloco Ultima Hora” group gets off a boat during Carnival of the Waters, where costumed and colorful boats navigate the river Tentem, around the islands near the city of Cameta, Brazil on February 8, 2018. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)
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14 Feb 2018 00:02:00
A reveller performs while attending the block party “Galo da Madrugada” during carnival festivities in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 25, 2020. (Photo by Rahel Patrasso/Reuters)

A reveller performs while attending the block party “Galo da Madrugada” during carnival festivities in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 25, 2020. (Photo by Rahel Patrasso/Reuters)
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27 Feb 2020 00:03:00
A Brazilian Navy member ejects spent cartridges while shooting rubber bullets during an exhibition of their operational capacity to combat terrorist attacks and riots ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro on May 27, 2013. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

A Brazilian Navy member ejects spent cartridges while shooting rubber bullets during an exhibition of their operational capacity to combat terrorist attacks and riots ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro on May 27, 2013. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
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31 May 2013 12:12:00
An unidentified man keeps a hotel employee with an explosive-laden vest at a balcony of the hotel in Brasilia on September 29, 2014. (Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP Photo)

“A Brazilian hotel was evacuated in the capital, Brasilia, on Monday after a man took hostage an employee who was held for hours before he was safely released to police. Firefighters and police cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel – some reportedly told to leave by the man who took the employee hostage”. – Associated Press. (Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP Photo)
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30 Sep 2014 08:59:00
Brazilians Flock To Ocean For New Year's Eve Ritual

Brazilians celebrate at the annual New Year's Eve beach party on December 31, 2011 for the Copacabana Reveillon in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Konrad Fiedler/Getty Images)
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01 Jan 2012 11:12:00
Raquel Poti, a 32-year-old street artist, poses at a park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 25, 2016. Raquel thinks the Olympics promotes a lifestyle that combines sports, culture and education. She is concerned about the large investment for the event while the population needs improvements in basic services. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Just a week before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises. The conflicted thoughts mirror a recent survey by the Datafolha polling group showing that half of Brazilians were opposed to holding the Games, while 63 percent think the costs of hosting the event will outweigh benefits. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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03 Aug 2016 11:51:00