Associated Press. Those chosen range in age from 18 to In Rio, home to Brazil's best-known Carnival celebration, 5 million people are projected to join the party this year, a fifth of them tourists. Beauty-obsessed Brazil boasts one of the world's highest rates of cosmetic surgery. 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.
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Locals in those areas, dubbed favelas, have to survive in the crossfire of drug gangs and the security forces. To find its 22 implant-free participants, who will preside over the first of the school's nine parade floats, Mocidade last October put the word out via social media. Getty - Contributor. In fact, Menezes said the woman who will carry the Mocidade flag, a key figure in any Carnival procession, has implants.