Chavalo: Only Moving Forward

patio and streetcorner

So what does this picture tell you?

So this is just the place where the buses go out and this is the patio or warehouse or something. 

And do you want to take one of those buses and go somewhere?

Oh, of course I do, but I don’t have the money to take the bus to go somewhere. But I’m going only forward, I don’t want to go back. I’m only going forward. Only forward, never going back. The goal I have is the make it to the U.S. It’d be good if I could stay there, but only God knows. So, right now I’m just talking to my relatives to see if they will send me some money because this is very difficult here. I cannot just go with anybody to guide me, to take me. I have to find somebody that I can trust. Somebody who can recommend the person because then I can talk to the family and I can tell them, “Here, I found a good person that I can trust” and they can talk and they’ll say, “Yes, bring him here and we’ll pay you.” But that’s what is difficult. It’s really difficult.

And, also risky?

Yes, the risk, too. It’s also very risky because you don’t know whether you are going to be alive or not. And that’s the big risk you run on the path, on the road. Yes, you can get together with anybody, but you cannot trust everybody.

Even if they’re from Honduras?

Yes, even if they are from Honduras.

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