In 1995, Salazar’s oldest son, who was 18, was kidnapped and murdered. Another son was killed a few years later. Salazar had no choice but to seek asylum in the United States with his family. Salazar thought he had left baking behind for good, but after a few years of living in Reno, Nevada, his daughter, Glenda, convinced him to start making bread again.
Four years later, his bakery “Mi Linda Guatemala” is thriving.