30 May 2005

A tough day at the bullfights in San Miguel de Allende


Novillero (novice bullfighter) Juanito Chavez shows off the ear of a bull he killed at the Plaza de Toros in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. As for the blood on his torero suit, the bull gored him. But being ever the bold teenager, Chavez continued and eventually won.

While an enjoyable pastime - made even more enjoyable by 15-peso Coronas - the event was rather bloody and cruel. The final bull that afternoon was hacked to death with a small knife, much to the outrage of the mostly foreign audience.

Chavez didn't receive an ear after that fight.