Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Dos Pageants

Since the 1930s, the country of Colombia has had two major beauty contests. Each attracts significant attention, but also operates in a different social space, with beautiful women from the same country but very different worlds. New York Times reporter Simon Romero examines what the pageants reveal about race and class divides in Colombia, which has the largest black population and nearly the largest income gap in South America.

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