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Brazilians Set to Party Worries Away as Carnival Kicks Off

Brazilians are in a dour mood at the moment, giving them all the more reason to party as Carnival celebrations officially kick off in earnest on Friday. A slumping economy, soaring prices, plunging consumer confidence, widespread water shortages and a major corruption scandal have dominated headlines in recent months, suggesting most Brazilians have few reasons to rejoice. But in a society where life's challenges are often processed through a unique blend of lightheartedness and...

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