PERU: A Kiss for the Bull

For 400 years, bullfighting has been Lima's favorite spectacle. The great Pizarro, according to tradition, killed the first bull in a fight before the cathedral in the Plaza de Armas; the old Lima bull ring, built in 1765, is said by Limeños to be the world's oldest. But never has Lima known a fighter like its own Conchita Cintron, the world's greatest female torero and mistress, to boot, of the art of rejoneo (bullfighting with a short spear from horseback).

Back in Lima last month after a Colombian tour, 24-year-old Conchita, a...

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