Colombia Hosts World Cowgirl Championships

Friday, April 02, 2010

Villavicencio is a rural town in Colombia and a place associated with left-wing guerilla movement FARC, but it is also the home of the annual Cowgirl World Championships.

The colorful competition is part of an effort to re-brand the area as a tourist destination and comes the same week that FARC released a 22 year-old soldier to the town. The BBC’s Vanessa Buschschluter was in town for both events. She’s joins us now from Washington DC.

Guests:

Vanessa Buschschluter

Produced by:

Kate McGough

Comments [1]

Keith Somerville

Great piece of radio. interesting and with humour and a sense of being there.

And a message to John - Moving Violations was a great source of hope and strength when my son broke his neck playing rugby!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5384192.stm

Best wishes
Keith

Apr. 02 2010 11:47 AM

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