“Love Locks” are a custom in which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate or bridge to symbolize everlasting love. When Angelo walked past this lock one day in downtown Lima, the bright Venezuelan flag compelled him to stop. Symbols like this represent a lot to a Venezuelan displaced in an unfamiliar country.
Millions like Angelo fled Venezuela out of unwillingness to settle, and hope for a better life. They show gratefulness every day to one of the few remaining countries to open its borders to Venezuelan refugees. And while Peru is no longer welcoming Venezuelans with open arms, people like Angelo still work tirelessly out of hope for a better day. All the while holding onto an everlasting love for their home country in their hearts.