Why Amazon villagers sent boy, 10, to the USA

February 16, 2015 5:42 PM

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Why Amazon villagers sent boy, 10, to the USA

You may not notice Hugo Lucitante: He's a guy working odd jobs in Seattle, at places like Chipotle or a used CD store, while attending community college courses.

But he's also on a mission to save an Amazonian village that he once called home, California Sunday Magazine reports. Years ago, the indigenous Cofán people of Ecuador sent 10-year-old Lucitante to Seattle to learn English and get an education.

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