High in the periphery of Mexico City, far from the Honduran Caribbean that expelled them, Theo and his brothers live in a cramped flat. There, some 20 migrant youths live, struggle and persevere together far from home. They set out to the United States but forged new identities on the road northward, realizing that their chosen family was enough to hold them down through anything. Here the boys choose to start their new lives, leaving behind the ones destroyed by violence and dispossession. Here, in Mexico, they secure their right to grow old.
Tomas Ayuso is a Honduran photojournalist covering displacement, climate change, and conflict in the Americas.