Being invisible for Central Americans means being neglected by their home country as they die at the hands of gangs. Historically, white elites have taken power and created laws that benefit themselves. This pattern continues today, especially as Indigenous people are displaced by extractive projects. Many people have to decide whether to leave or stay; the irony is that either choice does not guarantee prosperity or life. Entire families migrate, or sometimes only one parent; nonetheless, the trek through unknown territory is deadly.
May 10, 2022