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Canada’s rising soccer star leaves poverty behind

 Megaphone - Canada 08 June 2019

Deybi Flores left school at 12 to financially support his family but he never gave up on his dream of playing professional soccer. Born in San Pedro Sula, a city located in northern Honduras often referred to as “the murder capital of the world”, Flores is one of many young Latin Americans who turned to soccer to escape poverty. Today, he’s one of the most promising new players in the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team. He speaks to Megaphone about his journey north and his hopes of becoming a symbol for youth in Honduras, particularly those who are struggling with poverty or thinking about joining gangs, like he himself once did. (1484 Words) - By Carlos Tello

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Deybi Flores is the 18-year-old rising Vancouver soccer star who left a life of poverty in Honduras for a fresh start in Canada.Credit: Carlos Tello

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Deybi Flores is the 18-year-old rising Vancouver soccer star who left a life of poverty in Honduras for a fresh start in Canada. Credit: Carlos Tello

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Deybi Flores is the 18-year-old rising Vancouver soccer star who left a life of poverty in Honduras for a fresh start in Canada.Credit: Carlos Tello


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