Thursday, June 12, 2008

Charreadas y Dinero

“It’s different than going shopping at Nordstrom’s, going to the movies and being constantly broke, like my friends.”
These are the words of Elizabeth Solis, a college sophomore of Mexican descent, who is quoted in the New York Times discussing her participation in an escaramuza charra team, female precision riders who perform in Mexican rodeos, or charreadas. Not that Elizabeth is necessarily making a lot of money from this pursuit:
The charreadas are mostly home-grown, paid for through the charros’ out-of-the-ring salaries as contractors, welders, night grocery store managers and janitors. The sport does not come cheap: a sombrero alone can cost $200 to $2,500.

Anyway, I just thought it was an interesting article, and you know me, I'll sniff out the financial aspect of almost anything!

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