Latin America: Punctured Impresario

In his first season as bullfight impresario, Dr. Alfonso Gaona, flamboyant proprietor of a chain of optical shops, has provided Mexico City with some of its best corridas in years. Sunday after Sunday, five unknown 18-year-old novilleros have pulled crowds that filled the Plaza Mexico's 50,000 seats. Last week aficionados roared with delight, carpeted the sand of the bullring with flowers, when young Rafael Rodriguez-earned ears and tail for the sixth successive Sunday.

Next day Dr. Gaona put on a private show that aficionados were sorry they missed. To learn why one of Sunday's bulls had been rejected by the fighters as...

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