Carlos sighed as he listened. It was over. The whole ordeal was finally over. Although he still held some resentment for Manuel, Carlos could not help but to feel sorry for him. Indeed, the reluctant gang member had truly wanted to get out of Las Rocas. He had apparently made an abrupt change of heart, sincerely confessing his sins and hoping for a better future. But instead, he was left with only one tragic way out which, in the end, Manuel had no choice but to accept.
“God is my strength and my salvation. He is my father’s God and I will exalt Him,” mumbled Carlos as he thought of the harrowing journey….
Carlos Solo documents the last days of an unaccompanied migrant teen’s journey through danger as he attempts to seek a better life for himself and his family. Carlos keeps his late father’s last words about trusting in God’s strength close to his heart while facing hunger, homelessness, fear, and treachery.
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