Carnaval can’t quell frustrations, concerns in popular tourist town along Rio coast

By Dom Phillips, March 5, 2014

PARATY, Brazil — José de Moraes leapt into the air as if possessed by the frenzied rhythm that his drummers were beating out. As master of the drum section of his Carnaval street party, or bloco, his job was to choreograph the furious samba beats that sent revelers wild.

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