There are two big misconceptions about Carnival and Latin America. One is that Carnival entirely defines Brazil, and the other is that Brazil is the only place to find a good Carnival party on the continent.
One of the things that makes Brazil so unique, plural, and colorful is its mix of cultures, putting the history of enslaved African populations and colonized indigenous peoples into the melting pot with European influences, resulting in the Brazilian nation. However, similar mixes can be found all over America, which was once one huge colony.
Though Brazil differs from its neighbors by having been the only Portuguese colony, its most famous celebration can also be found around the continent, with their own local twists. The Brazilian Report has taken a look at all of the unique Carnival celebrations to be enjoyed around Latin America.