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After making an inflammatory anti-government speech, Ricky must escape his homeland and make his way through Central America to Colorado while dodging immigration patrols and a death sentence if he’s caught and deported. He hires a guide named Ledesma, and in the group he’s traveling with is another young immigrant named Maria. They fall in love, but problems arise in order to pay her way, Maria has promised another type of compensation at the journeys end. Together, she and Ricky must find a way to avoid this as they make the hazardous trip to a country that's not what it appears to be.