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  • Brazil is cutting budget for Carnival
  • Brazil is cutting budget for Carnival
    nateClicks (2015) ©

Brazil is cutting budget for Carnival

Brazil’s economic woes are knocking Carnival festivities off the list of priorities and at least 48 towns or cities have cancelled carnival parties and events for 2017. But in Rio, where a disgruntled population has been forced to cut back on leisure spending, Carnival is being kept on.



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