MEXICO: New Bullfight Rules

Bullfight fans hold that the contest between man and bull is not sport but drama. Gringos, who often find themselves cheering the bull, insist that whatever it is, it is loaded in favor of the bullfighter. Last week, as the new season opened in Mexico City, the gringos had reason to believe they might have been right. President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines had decided that the drama needed some editing; he decreed 98 changes in the bullfighting code, designed to give the bulls a better break and to take some of the histrionics out of the bullfighters.

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