The Hemisphere: The Man from C

The short, slight Spaniard stepped from the plane at Tijuana, wearing dark glasses and a grey suede jacket, his brown hair sprouting like hay from beneath a maroon-banded straw hat.

Clamoring promoters, elbowing newsmen and shrieking fans crowded around Manuel Benitéz, 26, known as El Cordobés, the newest sensation of the bullfight world. He has been a professional less than three years, was not even a full-fledged matador until last May. But this year he will appear in close to 100 corridas in Spain and Latin America— and make about $1,000,000, far more than...

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