COLOMBIA: Over the Fence Is Out

The 10,000 fans who made their way to the Bogota bull ring one day last week to see a Mexican troupe of women bullfighters looked forward to nothing more than a mildly diverting afternoon of watching prudent girls avoid listless bulls. Actually, they were privileged to witness one of the high comic moments of Bogota's bullfight history.

The excitement was stirred up by tiny Banderillera Angelina Medina, whose sobriquet is La Pulga (Flea). Having done a passable job of sticking her paper-twined darts into the bull, Angelina suddenly realized that the beast was coming after her. She turned to scramble over...

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