Once know as the Federal Republic of Central America and part of the First Mexican Empire, Central America emerged as a distinct political entity with its capital Guatemala City, today the largest city in the region. The Republic lasted from 1823 to 1838, when it began to disintegrate because of civil war. After two decades of internal violent conflict, social unrest, and revolutions in the 1980s and 1990s, Central America is still in a period of political transformation. Poverty, social injustice, and violence are still widespread.
In 2007 I went to Honduras for the first time inspired by my experiences as a migrant in Europe and North America. In the following four years, this project became an exploration of the social circumstances in the Central America region of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, which see thousands of people, flee to the US. My intention as a photographer was to visually explain this legacy of unrest, the result of this work was put together as my first book My Perro Rano. Chronicles of Central America, published by Editorial RM in 2010.
MY PERRO RANO, CHRONICLES OF CENTRAL AMERICA