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walk of the immigrants

Saul Flores sits with his feet up, facing the camera.

May 1, 2012

Think Big

Graduating senior Saul Flores made his mark on NC State -- and the world. His 2010 walk from Ecuador to North Carolina still reverberates, raising awareness of the hardships immigrants endure to seek better lives. 

Flores leaning against the outside of a building.

Jan 12, 2012

Exhibit Traces Student’s Journey

Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores recounts stories from his epic journey across Latin America to launch an exhibit of his photos at the D.H. Hill Library. 

Saul Flores during his 5,000-mile trek from Ecuador to the United States.

Oct 19, 2010

Natural Born Leader

After traveling more than 5,000 miles across 10 Latin American countries over the summer, Saul Flores is more than prepared for a few side trips around the Triangle as he shares his experiences in hopes of bringing a measure of compassion and understanding to the ongoing national debate about immigration. 

Saul Flores and children hold a banner thanking the Caldwell Fellows for their support.

Aug 11, 2010

The Kid From Atencingo

On his 4,558-mile journey across Latin America, NC State student Saul Flores is raising funds and bringing hope to children in an impoverished community. Learn how he's changing the world, one step at a time. 

Saul Flores (right) meets his brother Sergio in San Salvador.

Jul 21, 2010

Refuge on the Road

A harrowing bus ride and an emotional meeting with his brother marked the latest leg of Saul Flores' 4558-mile trek across Latin America this summer. Follow his progress and view his remarkable photos from his journey. 

A Kuna boat heading toward a fishing dock.

Jun 28, 2010

Police, Poison and Peace

Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores survived an encounter with a poison dart frog and an hour-long police interrogation before skirting the dangerous border region between Colombia and Panama along the coast and arriving in Costa Rica yesterday. 

Saul Flores' feet on either side of a line marking the equator.

Jun 16, 2010

99 Miles From Panama

As Saul Flores continues his 4,558-mile trek across Latin America, the Caldwell Fellow is entering Colombian swampland where anti-government guerrillas are active. 

Saul Flores with some of the children he met on a service trip to Atencingo, Mexico.

May 23, 2010

Walk of the Immigrants

This summer Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores will walk and hitchhike from Ecuador to his home in Charlotte, a journey of more than 4,000 miles. He's making the trek to raise money for an impoverished school in Mexico and to raise awareness of the struggles of people in the region.