ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY

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  • Lourdes has to leave her children behind in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to make the dangerous journey on top of the Mexican frieght trains to reach the land of opportunities, the United States.
  • Why are you leaving us?
  • I need to go. You take care of yout brother okay.
  • After a "coyote" helped her cross the border, they reached California. Lourdes has entered a country that she only dreamed in bieng in. Without no one to help her, she is trying to find a job to earn money.
  • I need to find a job, I need to help my family, so they understand why I left them
  • After Lourdes went to the UNited States, Enrique's father, already divorced, decided to go live with his new girlfirend and to leave Enrique with Grandmother Maria
  • Please, let me come with you 
  • Sorry kid, I am going to live with my girlfriend, you will live with your grandmother Maria
  • After Enrique was kicked out from various houses, Enrique felt like he was not loved by anyone. He started making bad decisions including hurting peers and lifting girls skirts.
  • What? Me, I did not do anything. JAJAJA
  • Please Enrique, stop lifting my skirt, stop. Why are you like this?
  • But what happened to you young boy? Come with me, I will find help.
  • He finds shelter in a mango tree where he sleeps for 12 hours before beign found from a man who lived in a nearby village .
  • I, I, was beaten up by some gangsters on top of the trains, I had to jump off.
  • As Enrique traveled on top of the trains, trying to get to the United States, he is beaten up by a gang, running for his life, he decides to jump off the train.
  • After Enrique was tricked by a man and handed over to the "migra", he is deported on the bus of tears back to Guatemala. Here, people are sad, dissapointed and angry that they did not make it.
  • I will never reach that so called land of opportunities.
  • I give up! This is a waist of time.
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