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U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
For many young Central American migrants, who have traveled thousands of miles north with hopes of crossing the border into California, U.S. music videos and Hollywood films have formed their vision of the American Dream.
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December 21, 2018
Cristian Joel Morales (L) and Victor David Reyes Madrid, migrants from Honduras, part of a caravan of...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Cristian Joel Morales (L) and Victor David Reyes Madrid, migrants from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, pose in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 21, 2018
Jimmy Omar Martinez, 22, a migrant from El Salvador, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Jimmy Omar Martinez, 22, a migrant from El Salvador, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 23, 2018. Martinez said U.S. music videos and Hollywood films have formed his vision of the American Dream. "I want to go to Miami because it looks so nice in films like 'Fast and Furious'," he said. "I want to be there to have more security and a better future." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Anyi Loan Mejia (2nd R), 22, from Honduras and (L-R) Damaris Alejandra Tejeda, 15, Nelson Reniery Ruiz...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Anyi Loan Mejia (2nd R), 22, from Honduras and (L-R) Damaris Alejandra Tejeda, 15, Nelson Reniery Ruiz Maradiaga, and Jairo David Veliz, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, pose in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 23, 2018. Loan Mejia said she dreamed of New York City's bright lights and skyscrapers, that she had seen in films. She said she believed "you can walk there without danger ... and that I could have things there I couldn't in Honduras, like a good job, wage and house, healthcare." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Juan Francisco Cruz, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Juan Francisco Cruz, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Gerson Antonio Zaldivar, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Gerson Antonio Zaldivar, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Yaderin Alexandra Banias, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Yaderin Alexandra Banias, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Cristhy Alexandra Ortiz, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Cristhy Alexandra Ortiz, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Elmer Eduardo Bonilla Mendoza (L) and Carlos Alfredo Pavon Canelas, part of a caravan of thousands traveling...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Elmer Eduardo Bonilla Mendoza (L) and Carlos Alfredo Pavon Canelas, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, pose in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Kevin Jorge Gallardo Antunez, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Kevin Jorge Gallardo Antunez, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Bessi Quintanilla, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Bessi Quintanilla, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 21, 2018
Damaris Alejandra Tejeda, 15, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from...
Tijuana, Mexico
The Wider Image: U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'
Damaris Alejandra Tejeda, 15, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, poses in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, November 23, 2018. Tejeda said she was wearing combat trousers and a sports t-shirt because that is how she imagined from films and the news media that Americans dress. "My dream is to have the opportunity there of studying and working," said Tejeda, who had to leave school early to help provide for her family. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON DREAMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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