Elena Diaz

Fleeing for Our Lives

Elena Diaz was on a bus in San Salvador when two men – both gang members – approached her. One waved a gun.

“We know where you live,” the man said. “We know what color your house is. We know where your son goes to school.” 

Elena was terrified. She worked for the government office of public safety, responsible for legal and technical recommendations for the correctional system. So although she protested, Elena had reason to believe the men knew exactly what they claimed.