Carnaval is over for another year. This year's theme was El Ritmo del Mundial....The Rythym of the World Cup (Soccer), or maybe just El Ritmo...it wasn't quite clear to me.. We attended the Corso Parade on a refreshingly cool Mérida evening, securing bench seats in Santa Lucia Park near the food, beer and portopotties. The parade was shorter than I remember from last year; it was over in less than an hour and a half. That is quick by Mérida's standards. My brother Jay, sister-in-law Cherie, Pablo and I drank beers cooled in our Carnaval bucket, took photos, reached out to catch some loot, and later danced to the original music of the Miguel Gomez band in the park. That was Friday night.