The two-night extravaganza began in the Sambodromo, where 72, spectators sat in sweltering heat, with many thousands more milling around outside selling drinks, putting on costumes or simply soaking up the atmosphere. Three of the samba schools taking openly critical stands against the political and corruption crisis that has engulfed Latin America's biggest country over the last four years. Even by Brazil's deteriorating standards, Rio de Janeiro is in particularly deep financial trouble, while crime in many areas is out of control. Two children were among the dead in shootings last week and a policeman was reported Sunday to have been shot dead in a suburb - the 16th officer killed already this year. So although 17, police have been deployed for the carnival, large parts of Rio, like Rocinha or City of God, are virtual no-go zones for both police and tourists. Locals in those areas, dubbed favelas, have to survive in the crossfire of drug gangs and the security forces.
By Sarah Gordon for MailOnline. Brazilians are known for their barely-there beachwear - but when it comes to nudity on the sands, they are much more conservative. But after a campaign by activists, Rio de Janeiro has officially opened its first ever nudist beach - one hour away from the centre of the city. Abrico beach has been designated the city's first nudist enclave, despite many Brazilians frowning upon topless sunbathing and nudity in public areas. Open for business: Abrico , an hour outside of Rio, has been officially designated the city's first nudist beach. Activist Paula Nogueira has praised the move. She said: 'This is a courageous decision by the mayor and it will help Rio become a cultural and tourist reference point, especially with the city about to celebrate its th anniversary and the Olympic Games.
Jump to navigation. Going topless currently could be deemed an obscene act punishable by between three months and a year in prison. The protest, in which seven women publicly exposed their breasts for several minutes, attracted a good number of curious passersby and journalists to the iconic Rio beach, which was jammed with people because of a local holiday, IANS reported. Reporter Ana Paula Nogueira, who was the person who launched the Topless In Rio movement in via Facebook, said that the idea was never "to get 8, women" to participate in the protest, but rather for "the issue to be discussed. The Topless In Rio movement, which held its first public event in December at the same site, seeks to bring about changes in the law which currently prohibits women from going naked from the waist up, something that many of them feel is an insult since men are not obligated to abide by that rule. The prohibition on going topless runs counter to the custom for Brazilians -- both men and women -- to wear bikinis and miniscule bathing suits. Among the participants in the protest were buxom model and dancer Renata Frisson, known as Mulher Melao, as well as former model Natache Iamaya, who suffers from a degenerative disease and is confined to a wheelchair. Women bare all in Rio de Janeiro to lobby for right to go topless Currently, women baring their breasts on Brazilian beaches is deemed an obscene act punishable by between three months and a year in prison.
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