Bullfights a Costa Rican tradition

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Ticos have developed their own version of bull fighting where the bull is the aggressor and the “improvised bullfighters” try to get as close as possible without injury. But, there will be a real cowboy who rides, or attempts to ride a bull.
The riders names are drawn against the bulls. When the riding finally starts it’s a fast moving affair. A new bull is sent out just a soon as they round up the previous one.
The bulls are allowed to run free for a couple of minutes after they are ridden to chase those brave enough to stay in the ring. The bullfights in Costa Rica go back to the colonial era, when they emerged together with the development of livestock and Spanish influence. Although the bull cannot be killed, Costa Rica remains one of the few Latin American countries that preserves the tradition of bullfighting.
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