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Heavy Drinking and Horse Racing in Guatemala: What Could Go Wrong?

If you’re hunting for your next adrenaline-pumping experience in Latin America, look no further than drunken horse racing in Guatemala.
Every year, locals from the town of Todos Santos gather around a makeshift racetrack to watch their horrendously inebriated peers attempt to ride horses.
Some riders get so drunk they need their hands tied to the saddle, while others simply embrace the dirt when they inevitably bail.
Over the years, there have been many deaths of both man and beast, but still this annual tradition that closes out the Day of the Dead celebrations continues.
I suppose the premise of winning a live chicken and gaining the reputation of El Capitan is just too tempting for some.

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Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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