Brazil: The Winners and Losers of Carnival

Sangroncito has three descriptive posts on Carnival in Salvador, noting that, “not everyone in Salvador loves Carnaval. For some middle and upper class Soteropolitanos (as citizens of Salvador are called), Carnaval is a nightmare of crowds, noise and crime and they flee the city.” Robert Basler writes of a screenwriter's dream caper when four thieves stole several famous paintings from a Rio de Janeiro museum by disappearing into the Carnival crowd. But it's Made in Brazil who has the most tragic story of a gay couple that was brutally beaten by five men simply for kissing in public. The story is yet to be picked up by the major english press, but a link to an article in Portuguese with pictures is provided.

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