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Pinhole: Huelga de Dolores


A “rey feo” or ugly king talks to local media wearing Papalesque clothing. Photo: Hyungsup Kim/Comvite
A “rey feo” or ugly king talks to local media wearing Papalesque clothing. Photo: Hyungsup Kim/Comvite

If you’ve been in Guatemala long enough, then you’ve at least heard of Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, the biggest and oldest university in the country. Every year, their students hold a protest known as “Huelga de Dolores” or “Protest of Pains”. This public event is essentially a massive, satirical protest against, well… everything. From the government to the church, the University will protest everything about anything that they perceive to be wrong with this country.

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