Peru Displaced Bullfighters Photo Essay


In this July 16, 2013 photo, Lisbon native and bullfighter Nuno Casquinha, waits to make the paseíllo or ritual entrance at the start of a bullfighting event in Lachaqui, Peru. When Casquinha left home early last year, he’d only managed to get into one bullfight in the first four months of last year, spending his time instead raising bulls on his parents’ farm and training in the family’s basement. “I’m going to leave here a winner, a well-known figure in bullfighting. I’ll make a mark. I won’t return to Europe a failure,” Casquinha asserted. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)