Summer time means fiesta celebrations in the countryside. The usual festivities have gone beyond mere religious ceremonies to more pomp and pageantry. Some have even included bikini competitions in their programs. Even the guys from the city – veterans in the small-bar contests in the metro – travel all the way to the provinces and towns to compete in tiny teenie thongs in front of a relatively conservative crowd. It seems that bikini contests are becoming regular fare in fiestas in the countryside. In photo: Benson Hill.