Monday, November 19, 2012

The Death Of Curro Ortega

Retired matador de toros Curro Riviera died in October after a  lengthy illness. He was in his 80s.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Ortega was a brave and promising torero. He was especially liked on the border in plazas such as Juarez, Nogales and Tijuana.

A major leg goring in Tijuana ended his career in the early 1960s. Though for a time, it was feared he would  lose his life and later his limb, he survived, but was no longer able to fight the bulls.

The Death Of Armando Montes

It is saddening to report the death of Mexican matador Armando Montes, not from the horns of a bull, but via an uncanny accident in his Zacatecas home, where he was electrocuted while trying to fix a microwave oven.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Death Of Antonio Cavazos

Longtime aficionado and member of the Barrera Taurina bullfight club of El Paso, Texas, Antonio Cavazos, passed away recently.

No other details are available at the moment.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Bullfighting bars have been around in Madrid forever. Some have lasted for decades. Others have closed down. The Criollo and Callejon, for example, have disappeared, but others have come up to replace them.

The Malacatin on Calle Ruda 5 in the heart of Madrid has been around for years. 

They offer not only food and especially an outstanding wine list, but have murals on the  walls with bulflighting themes and other materials on display related to the corrida.

They are truly worth a visit

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