It started in 1954, when, without guns or any defenses, we began to see the bleeding that society was suffering. María Chiqui Ramírez, Guatemalan. " " I was able to observe the damage and not just the destructive noise of the bombs but the consequence of the bombing. There is a real feeling of grief, seeing such a beautiful dream destroyed in that way and without any possibility of defense. Félix Mora, Chilean. " " I remember very well that we slept in the last room of the house, and I woke up to the sound of bullets and screaming in the streets. The Somoza National Guard and the Sandinistas were fighting, as they say, an urban war. Claudio Ruiz, Nicaraguan. " " It was said that the armed forces even went to some places, to residential homes. They captured teachers for belonging to unions and people who were struggling to live their best as Salvadoreans. Manuel Rodriguez, Salvadorean. " "

The second half of the twentieth century was a period of conflict and revolution in Latin America. Thousands of activists and opponents became military targets and were persecuted. Canada opened its doors offering refuge and the possibility of starting a new life to many who were persecuted. The stories of these migrants who came from different places and under various conditions, have one thing in common: the perseverance to survive the most diverse circumstances.