THE AMERICAS: Among Bulls & Bosses

Winging homeward from the U.S., Ecuador's Galo Plaza stopped off for more state visiting in Mexico and Venezuela.

At the Hacienda Pasteje, famed bull-breeding ranch near Mexico City, he spent a memorable Sunday. Years ago, wearing the short Andalusian suit of an aficionado práctico (practicing fan), Plaza had fought bulls as an amateur in Ecuador. Now a non-practicing fan, he sat in a jeep on rolling fields, to watch the artful passes at the young beasts made by his old friend of the cape, Jesus ("Chucho") Solorzano. Leathery Bullfighter Juan Silveti rolled up, slapped the President on the back, roared:...

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