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Costume Malfunction?




Saturday, August 22, 2009
The costume selection of Miss Peru in the upcoming Miss Universe pagaent has the presidents of both Peru and Bolivia in a tizzy. Apparently, the "Devil's Dance" is a traditional dance in both Peru and Bolivia, and Bolivia "has accused the Miss Peru organisers of unfairly appropriating Bolivian cultural heritage." It's terribly interesting how customs and traditions mix and cross-over into neighboring countries; and it is equally interesting how that cross-over can turn into political upheaval. For the full story, click here and here.

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