Emigrating to the United States to escape poverty back home is the dream of many residents of the Mayan indigenous community in Yalambojoch, western Guatemala. It was the dream that ultimately cost eight-year-old Felipe Gomez his life after he crossed into the US with his father Agustin. With reddened eyes and a distant gaze, Alonzo remembers the vow her son gave before leaving for the promised land.
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