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If You Were A Bullfighter, This Would Be Your Worst Nightmare Come True

The Sun reports that a matador in Mexico City was dominated made into a shish kabob gored by the horn of an angry bull during an incident that is so violent that footage of it has to be preceded by a warning. For bullfighter, Antonio Romero, this version of Beauty and the Beast is a horror story.

During a seemingly typical bullfight in Mexico City…

Hable Con Ella / El Deseo

Classic scenario at first. Things go like they always do: Boy meets bull. Boy taunts bull. Bull gets mad. Boy kills bull. Boy becomes hero to everyone but PETA.

A matador demonstrated his full control over a bull…

Bully For Bugs / Warner Bros.

Romero goaded the bull with a muleta as he danced around the bleeding animal like an old pro — completely immune to its suffering. The matador masterfully guided him in circles around himself as he taunted the bull like Tio used to do to you back in the day.

When, out of nowhere, something went heinously wrong…

Once Upon A time In Mexico / Sony Pictures

Suddenly, the matador lost control and ended up on the ground. Not somewhere you wanna be around a pissed off 2,000 lb. animal. If you’ve ever seen “When Animals Attack” or accidentally sat on a road cone, you can imagine what happens next.

And the fight became a proctology exam — performed by el toro!

The raging bull gored the prone matador and then penetrated his rectum with 11 horrific inches of furious horn — twelve, if you believe the folks over at The bullfighter sustained several unspeakable injuries and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.

Sure, for the Matador, there is plenty to be bummed out about…

Nacho Libre / Paramount Pictures

According to the, his doctor, Dr. Rafael Vázquez Bayod, says that the bull’s horn “completely destroyed the anal sphincter and very seriously damaged the rectum.” As I write this post, there is no official word on whether it killed him.

But, for the bull, there’s a much happier ending…

WWE / YouTube 

The bull went on to become a huge star in America. While performing in sold-out arenas around the country, he’s also become an accomplished illustrator. Most recently, he was awarded the coveted Caldecott Medal for his outstanding illustrations in a children’s book, specifically promoting dental hygiene to the age 4-10 demographic.

Psych! There are no happy endings in bullfighting…

Rocky / MGM

I couldn’t find anything about what became of this bull, but I did find a few articles featuring other matador-resistant bulls who won and yet were killed anyway. Bullfighting is tough business!

Except for when there are…

Bully For Bugs / Warner Bros.

Normally, when a bull survives being filleted alive by a matador’s tiny spears, it is pardoned via “indulto” and then used to breed. What more could a bull ask for? Other than not being forced to fight for it’s life in the first place.

[H/T] Horrifying Moment Raging Bull Gores Bullfighter In The Rear

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Residents Cite Negligence After Mexico City Train Collapse Leaves At Least 23 Dead

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Residents Cite Negligence After Mexico City Train Collapse Leaves At Least 23 Dead

A segment of a Mexico City Metro train line with a history of structural problems collapsed on Monday night leaving nearly two dozen dead and many more injured. As the dust begins to settle, many residents of the city are already pointing fingers at local officials who have done little to ensure the line’s safety.

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obrador has said that his government will allow for a transparent investigation and will “hide nothing” from the public but many have little faith in the government to do what’s right.

Mexico City Metro train collapses and leaves 23 people dead and many more injured.

A metro train traveling on an overpass in the southeastern part of Mexico City collapsed late on Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring more than 70. One person trapped in a car underneath the wreckage was pulled out alive.

The two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, above a busy road. This is the deadliest incident in decades in the city’s metro system, one of the busiest in the world.

A crane was sent to the scene to stabilize the carriages amid concerns they could fall onto the road, which forced officials to temporarily halt rescue efforts at night.

In chaotic scenes, anxious friends and relatives of those believed to be on the train gathered in the area. Efraín Juárez told AFP news agency that his son was in the wreckage. “My daughter-in-law called us. She was with him and she told us the structure fell down over them.”

Gisela Rioja Castro, 43, was looking for her 42-year-old husband, who always take that train after work and had not been answering his phone. She said the authorities had no information about him. “Nobody knows anything,” she told the Associated Press.

Mexico City’s metro system is one of the world’s busiest but has long suffered from underfunding.

Mexico City’s metro system is one of the most used in the world, carrying tens of millions of passengers a week. In North America, only New York’s subway carries more people every day. Yet the incident did not occur on one of the older lines, which have been through at least two major earthquakes in the past 35 years. Rather it happened on Line 12, completed as recently as October 2012.

There will be difficult questions for the mayor’s office to come about the construction of the line, including for several former mayors.

They include Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who was in office when Line 12 was unveiled and who championed the metro’s expansion. He called the accident a “terrible tragedy”.

Mexico City’s current mayor has promised a thorough investigation.

The tragedy puts the spotlight on Mayor Sheinbaum and Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard, two key allies of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who are both seen as early front-runners to be Mexico’s next president. Lopez Obrador said at the Tuesday briefing that his government would “hide nothing” from the public about the accident.

Sheinbaum, who has been mayor for more than two years, said the city was going to inspect the entire Line 12, on the southeast side of the city, which she said had been undergoing regular maintenance. She said the rest of the subway lines are safe, though she pointed out that as recently as January, the metro system had had another major problem, a fire in the main control room that stalled operations through mid-February.

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Mexico City Could Soon Change Its Name To Better Embrace Its Indigenous Identity

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Mexico City Could Soon Change Its Name To Better Embrace Its Indigenous Identity

Mexico City is the oldest surviving capital city in all of the Americas. It also is one of only two that actually served as capitals of their Indigenous communities – the other being Quito, Ecuador. But much of that incredible history is washed over in history books, tourism advertisements, and the everyday hustle and bustle of a city of 21 million people.

Recently, city residents voted on a non-binding resolution that could see the city’s name changed back to it’s pre-Hispanic origin to help shine a light on its rich Indigenous history.

Mexico City could soon be renamed in honor of its pre-Hispanic identity.

A recent poll shows that 54% of chilangos (as residents of Mexico City are called) are in favor of changing the city’s official name from Ciudad de México to México-Tenochtitlán. In contrast, 42% of respondents said they didn’t support a name change while 4% said they they didn’t know.

Conducted earlier this month as Mexico City gears up to mark the 500th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec empire capital with a series of cultural events, the poll also asked respondents if they identified more as Mexicas, as Aztec people were also known, Spanish or mestizo (mixed indigenous and Spanish blood).

Mestizo was the most popular response, with 55% of respondents saying they identified as such while 37% saw themselves more as Mexicas. Only 4% identified as Spaniards and the same percentage said they didn’t know with whom they identified most.

The poll also touched on the city’s history.

The ancient city of Tenochtitlán.

The same poll also asked people if they thought that the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlán by Spanish conquistadoresshould be commemorated or forgotten, 80% chose the former option while just 16% opted for the latter.

Three-quarters of respondents said they preferred areas of the the capital where colonial-era architecture predominates, such as the historic center, while 24% said that they favored zones with modern architecture.

There are also numerous examples of pre-Hispanic architecture in Mexico City including the Templo Mayor, Tlatelolco and Cuicuilco archaeological sites.

Tenochtitlán was one of the world’s most advanced cities when the Spanish arrived.

Tenochtitlán, which means “place where prickly pears abound” in Náhuatl, was founded by the Mexica people in 1325 on an island located on Lake Texcoco. The legend goes that they decided to build a city on the island because they saw the omen they were seeking: an eagle devouring a snake while perched on a nopal.

At its peak, it was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas. It subsequently became a cabecera of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Today, the ruins of Tenochtitlán are in the historic center of the Mexican capital. The World Heritage Site of Xochimilco contains what remains of the geography (water, boats, floating gardens) of the Mexica capital.

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