‘Lucha Libre’ comes to poor Mexico city districts

The Associated Press, 07/09/2012

Their images may strike fear but when Crazy Clown, Black Fury and Big Mama step into the ring their cause is just: bringing Mexico’s beloved lucha libre wrestling to the capital’s poorest neighborhoods, orphanages and prisons.

In front of shacks or jammed onto the staircases of crumbling buildings, men, women and children who don’t have the money to buy a 300 pesos ($22) ticket to see a professional wrestling event at one of Mexico City’s big arenas can cheer the Caravan Super Tarin traveling wrestling show, which on weekends gives free performances filled with kitschy glitz, masked avengers and snarling “rudos.”

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