Published on 10th October 2018

Welcome to Intipuca City

  • The departure. Picture from Omar Blanco Father when he took the plane to the US in the 60's

  • Fernando, After a life in the US, he decided to come back to Intipuca, to get retired. His sons, execpt one stayed in the US

  • Tradional architecture of the Intipuca Town. Small and colorfull house, one floor. Intipuca is located close to the Pacific coast, in South Salvador.

  • A north-american Style house, in the heart of Intipuca. Salvadorians abroad started to build big houses, changing the aspect of the village. It's changing the aspect of the city.

  • Mirna decided to don't migrate to the US, even if all her brothers left. She remain in Intipuca, alone but receive their visit and go the US for holidays.

  • The main street of Intipuca has the name of the US ambassador in El Salvador.

  • Inside a house, a miror with the Twin towers in New York.

  • Maria Diluvina, finally came back to Intipuca after a life in the US, where all her family stayed. But she prefer the sun to the snow.

  • The statue of Sigfredo Chavez, in the main square of Intipuca. He's well-known as the first migrant who lived Intipuca.

  • Sigfredo Chavez also has a small space in the museum of the local cultural center.

  • Ana nevi never went to th US. She would like to go, just to visit her brother, sick, who could not come because he is undocumented. Several nights, she dreamt that she was tooking a plane until the White house in DC.

  • The so called " White House" in Intipuca main square.
    A north-american Style house, in the heart of Intipuca. Salvadorians abroad started to build big houses, changing the aspect of the village. It's changing the aspect of the city.

  • The Intipuca's Stadium has been built thanks to the fund of Intipuqueños abroad. Inside we can see advertisment for shops of Intipuqueños in the US, in DC o Maryland.

  • Claudia is a doctor. She went to the US with her parents during the civil war in El Salvador. She finally decided to return alone to El Salvador, as a personal choice, leaving her sons with their grand parents in DC.

  • The liberty statue, close to a maya art stone, in the garden of a house in Intipuca.

Welcome to Intipuca City


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