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Would You Be Willing to Wrestle in an Old Garage for the Chance of Winning $12?

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Credit: Jorge Luis Chavarría / Jorge Chavarria Fotografia

In Guatemala City, wrestling is more than just a fun pastime, it is a way of life for many in marginalized and poor neighborhoods.

Jorge Luis Chavarría is a photographer in Guatemala City who is documenting the lives of luchadores in the Guatemalan capital city. Why? Well, being a luchador in Guatemala City doesn’t equate to glam or fame, instead these people are getting in the ring week after week in old garages and homes. They fight to get a break from their daily struggles of working as taxi drivers and factory workers trying to make enough money to care for their families.

READ: The Real Life Risks Guatemalan Immigrants Take to Make It to America

Chavarría’s photos take you into the lives of those fighting in the ring to win about $12. But it’s more than the money. They are also in the ring to get a break from the struggles they face on all the other fronts.

“It does not have the glamour that it had when I was a child,” Jorge Luis Chavarría told The NYTimes. “But it is their passion.”

Learn more about Chavarría’s work here and check out he full “Luchas Diarias” photo album here.

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A Las Vegas Taco Shop Put Two Burglars on Blast in this Hilarious Commercial

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A Las Vegas Taco Shop Put Two Burglars on Blast in this Hilarious Commercial

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What do you do when burglars break into your Mexican restaurant? Turn it into an amazing ad promoting just how far people will go to have a taco! That’s what Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos in Las Vegas did using their security camera footage of the burglary.

After failing to break open the front door, the suspects go around back and make their way in.

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Credit: Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos / YouTube

The video starts showing the original taco bandit failing to open the front door with a rock.

Once inside, the video shows the guys searching high and low “for tacos.”

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Credit: Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos / YouTube

You can see them running through the store “looking for tacos.” They’re actually looking for money in the cash register, but you get the idea.

READ: A Guy from New Mexico was Arrested for Stealing His Mom’s Pozole

They get pretty desperate two minutes into the heist.

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Credit: Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos / YouTube

#onlyinvegas

So, the owners of Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos flipped the surveillance footage and made a commercial out of it.

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Credit: Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos / YouTube

The burglary happened Decemeber 16. The restaurant and Las Vegas Metro Police are still looking for the “taco thieves.”

READ: This is Why René Pérez of Calle 13 Won a Nobel Peace Summit Award

Oh, and the original taco bandit got a little shout out at the end.

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Credit: Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos / YouTube

“Someone please teach this guy how to throw a rock.”

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Credit: Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos / YouTube

It takes a village, right? #communitygoals

Check out the full video below:

Credit: Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos / YouTube

H/T: Pocho.com

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