Bullfights known as "Corralejas" left 48 people injured in Colombia. An average of 20 participants die each year in the "Corralejas," which have been held annually for more than 150 years in towns across Colombia's northern plains. The only certain survivors in the arena are the bulls themselves. The six-day event takes place every January in the state of Sucre and is described by locals as an explosive and sometimes lethal mixture of alcohol, music, violence and machismo.
Bullfighting is a national sport and spectacle of Spain. Called the corrida de toros in Spanish, the bullfight takes place in a large outdoor arena known as the plaza de toros. The object is for one of the bullfighters (toreros )—the matador—to kill a wild bull, or toro, with a sword.