Sport: A Bad Season for Bulls

In Mexico City's bull ring last Sunday afternoon 24,000 men & women (a capacity crowd) paid $25,000 (boxoffice prices, not including scalpers' prices) to see three matadors risk their lives to kill six bulls artistically. As on every Sunday in recent weeks, some 2,000 U.S. citizens were in the crowd, confirming their Anglo-Saxon distaste or acquiring a new Latin love for bullfighting. For this is a big bullfighting season for gringos as well as mexicanos.

The Fine Points. Few of the U.S. citizens, except established residents in Mexico, understand the fine points of...

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