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  Corridas de toros
by mht_in_la

Although controversial, bullfights are Mexicans' favorite passtime. One may argue it's too cruel and not a real sport, but in Mexicans' eyes it's sport, entertainment, dance, and an art form full of rituals and traditions. It's not my job to pass judgment here.

Corridas de toros means charging of the bulls in English. Throughout the fight, both the matador and the bull are expected to show tremendous courage. The matador can get hurt or killed in any second, and the bull eventually gets killed. But in rare cases, if the bull shows exceptional courage it may be spared of its life, then sent to stud for the rest of its life. Not a bad deal.

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  • Updated Dec 23, 2003
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