Brazilian Carnival has become more and more about diversity, social inclusion, and political protests
The most traditional samba school hadn't won a title since 1984
plus55 has joined the BBC to talk about the Brazilian Carnival. Listen to the interview with Content Director Gustavo Ribeiro
These photos give you a taste of the glitter and glam of Brazil's Carnival crossdressers
The stories told by samba schools passing through Rio de Janeiro’s Sambódromo tell a story of cultural identity and struggle.
Virginie Montoneri tells her experience during Mocidade Alegre's parade, in São Paulo
The samba schools which compete during Rio Carnival are financed by dictatorships and illegal gambling rings
Photographer Vincent Bosson captures the life and color of Rio Carnival