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In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s well-known carnival is again in full swing and just a little completely different this yr. Following the failed January 8 coup try in Brasilia, Rio Metropolis Council has determined to inject a political component into the festivities by distributing banners celebrating democracy. The well-known avenue brass bands generally known as “blocos” have additionally determined to participate in denouncing the latest anti-democratic stunt. FRANCE 24’s correspondants Perrine Juan, Louise Raulais and Jan Onoszko attended the festivities in Brazil.
Following the trauma of the failed January 8 coup try in Brasilia and regardless of the financial disaster, Brazilians are turning out in massive numbers for the well-known Rio de Janeiro carnival.
“Brazilians undergo quite a bit due to politics, so what higher than to have enjoyable with it, to chuckle about it relatively than cry about it,” says Anderson Feife, one of many members of the “Bloco do Barbas.” This band has written a tune known as “By no means lose an erection, you misplaced the election!”, in reference to an notorious remark made by former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
“Freed from Covid, freed from Bolsonaro, I need to thank heaven, nothing however happiness, which is the very essence of carnival,” provides journalist Cassia Bittar, capturing the very spirit of this primary carnival going down since Bolsonaro left workplace.
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