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    Question Bullfighting

    I was wondering if anybody has any information or knowledge on the history of bullfighting in the Dominican Republic. Was it ever practice? If so, why is not longer practice?

    Peace,
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    PM Mirador, he is sure to know. It did exist here once.

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    hehehe

    I believe they still entertain themselves with something similar around the Monte Plata-Seibo-Hato Mayor region.

    I know the walking encyclopedia will correct me if I'm wrong.
    Last edited by aegap; 03-07-2006 at 07:21 AM.

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    There was a post in the recent cockfighting thread that said that the Americans had banned bullfighting and cockfighting during the 1916 invasion, and that after they left only cockfighting resumed.

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    The closest thing I have found is watching the bullfights at Plaza Mexico on Telecable Channel 31 every Saturday from 2 pm to 4 pm. What a great way to spend the afternoon!

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    Default corridas

    The fiestas patronales in El Seibo, 1st and 2nd week of May, include a tribute to the bullfighting tradition with no picks or swords, just the cape and suit of lights. Any real violence is that which befalls the brave/optimistic young bullfighters. The bulls are real and large and often quite skillful.

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