Music, parades and costumes took a clean sweep the streets of several countries in the traditional festival. In Rio de Janeiro more than a million and half people celebrated the rhythm of the samba
In the usual protagonists of the fiesta, as the cities of Oruro, Bolivia, Barranquilla, Colombia; Encarnación, Paraguay and, especially, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this year joined the "federal Carnival of Joy" in Argentina. Holding back will be restored after the four-day holiday, banned 35 years ago by the military dictatorship.
Thus, while street musicians took a clean sweep of traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, thousands of passengers chose to spend the holidays in resorts such as Mar del Plata or held in Gualeguaychú that has become the "capital" national holiday.
In Uruguay, famous for hosting the carnival world's longest-lasting more than 40 days, "King Momo took his place of honor on 27 January in the capital, Montevideo, to leave Tuesday on the eve of Lent.
In Brazil, the debauchery that bring the festivities live in all its magnitude. Despite the rain that fell at times, in downtown Rio de Janeiro more than 1.5 million people watched on Friday, the scola "Cordão preta da ball, which was founded 93 years ago.
While in Recife more than a million people circulating this morning as part of the parade of "Cock of the morning", which aims to beat his own world record for largest parade. In Sao Paulo, the samba of Anehmbí hosts a dozen schools in the panel, which concluded his presentation at dawn on Sunday.
The party lived in Barranquilla Colombia, who started the fun this Saturday with the traditional battle of flowers on the famous Route 40 of the city, after Marcela Dávila, carnival queen, gave the order "to enjoy" at 1 , Barranquilla 7 million and thousands of tourists.
The parade of folk dance in the streets of Oruro, Bolivia, situated at 3,700 meters, began early Saturday with ceremonies dedicated to the Virgin of the Tunnel. End on Tuesday when 35,000 people filled dances exhibit ethnic and religious symbolism as the devil dancing, dark, foremen, Tinku and Incas.
The rains forced to change the days of celebration in Paraguay. Closed on February 27 at Incarnation, 370 kilometers south of Asuncion, after four weekends in a specially built sambódromo effect.
In Mexico, thousands of tourists enjoy the weekend at the carnival taking place in the ports of Veracruz and Mazatlan, in the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean, respectively. In the first city, the festival opens with the "burning of bad humor."
Other countries in the region such as Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador are also celebrating the festivities before the start of Lent. Comparsas with his band and special clothing take to the streets of Callao. In Ayacucho, he joined the "No Carnavalón" (big dummy) to the Plaza de Armas of Huamanga. Throughout Ecuador are parades and dances, while some sectors maintain the game with water, flour and froth.