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Luiza S. Vilela

Luiza S. Vilela is a freelance writer and translator based in Rio de Janeiro. She escaped academic life after an MFA in contemporary poetry and is now working on a novel and contributing to online publications on subjects as varied as her tastes (from feminism to football and many things in between). Luiza was born and raised in Brazil but has lived both in Providence (US) and in Leeds (UK). Follow her on instagram.

Here are the main points of Carnival in Rio (and what many people miss).