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Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

Feb 18, 2015

Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group’s Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in which dozens of people were trampled, officials said. #NewsTracker #Rio de Janeiro #Haiti #Port-au-Prince #Carnival #Float accident #victimes
Photos: Rio de Janeiro's Carnival reaches grand finale

Feb 17, 2015

Photos: Rio de Janeiro's Carnival reaches grand finale

A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. #Brazil #Rio de Janeiro #ImagesOfTheDay #Carnival #Brazil carnival
'Mud carnival' in Paraty Brazil suspended after gunman opens fire in city

Feb 16, 2015

'Mud carnival' in Paraty Brazil suspended after gunman opens fire in city

In Paraty's Carinval, revelers throw themselves into mud deposits, emerging totally covered in sludge. They dance on the beach amid cavemen chants of "uga, uga." #World #Brazil #NewsTracker #Carnival #Paraty #Mud deposits #Gun fire
Goa's rogue taxis: Can they be reined in?

Feb 13, 2013

Goa's rogue taxis: Can they be reined in?

The Joshi family from Pune had only heard about the Goa carnival. But when they actually came to Goa last week to see one, all they animatedly discussed during the colourful parade was the Rs. 2,000 they paid the cabbie for the ride from Calangute to Panaji - just 18 km. #NewsTracker #Tourism #Goa #Manohar Parrikar #Carnival #Travel and Tourism Association of Goa #Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
New pope to face cultural shift in Latin America

Feb 13, 2013

New pope to face cultural shift in Latin America

As throngs of costumed revelers celebrated Brazil's Carnival festivities on Monday, a trickle of decidedly more sober people entered Nossa Senhora da Paz, a Catholic church two blocks from a packed beach in Rio de Janeiro. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Pope Benedict XVI #Carnival #Roman Catholic
After deadly fire, questions raised over Brazil's preparedness for Carnival

Feb 08, 2013

After deadly fire, questions raised over Brazil's preparedness for Carnival

Just over a week since a nightclub fire killed nearly 240 revelers in southern Brazil, Carnival festivities hit full stride Friday, raising questions about the safety of those who will pack party spaces across the nation. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Carnival #Kiss Club
Images: Venice dresses up for Carnival

Feb 08, 2012

Images: Venice dresses up for Carnival

The traditional Venice carnival – Carnevale di Venezia 2012 – commenced on 5 February. This 10-day event attracts thousands of tourists. Festivities, according to tradition began at San Marco Square, at the Wine Fountain, where wine pours instead of water.#ImagesOfTheDay #Carnival #Venice #Stefano Nicalao #Designer