efe-epaBy Jose de Jesus Cortes Ciudad Ixtepec, Mexico

Honduran native Douglas Javier Lopez Flores left home with the goal of pursuing the American Dream, but when that door closed he managed to forge a successful life for himself as a barber in southern Mexico.

"They always talk about the American Dream. They never talk about the Mexican dream and those things, right, or the Spanish dream, or the European dream ... What I can tell you is that, thanks to all the Mexicans who have supported me, I now (have stability)," Lopez said in an interview with Efe.