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Thursday, July 21, 2005
La Lucha Libre!
I give you the Flying Cholitas: Female Bolivian Wrestling. Who knew?



"The cradle of freestyle wrestling is Mexico because that's where the best fighters were - Hurricane Ramírez, the Jalisco Lightning, the Blue Demon," explained Juan Carlos Chávez, promoter of the Titans.

But now, he says proudly, Bolivia has its own stable of wrestlers who tussle in choreographed matches. And Bolivian organizers have introduced the innovation of fighting Cholitas, the indigenous women who wear bowler hats and multilayered skirts.
posted by Broadsheet @ 8:55 AM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At July 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This has gor to be one for jwer!

    C

     
  • At July 21, 2005, Blogger AnonymousCoworker said…

    Did you see "Lipstick and Dynamite" at the film fest? Very cool. Check it out.

    (Have we spoken about this? I can't remember?)

     
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