the guardian

Salvadorans Hope to Revise Town's Beloved 'First Migrant' Story by Bear Guerra

The Guardian publishes Ruxandra's story from El Salvador, written with the support of Round Earth Media.

"In February 1967, a humble young cotton farmer left his home in south-eastern El Salvador and made his way to Washington DC, where he eventually found work as a dishwasher. Sigfredo Chávez’s odyssey was the first ripple of migration from the sleepy town of Intipucá to the US capital, a northwards tide that remains in full spate nearly 50 years later."

Read the full story here.