Of course, the modern locations of descendants of Lehi has little to do with where Book of Mormon events took place thousands of years ago. Hundreds of years after Moroni buried the plates in New York, the Mayan civilization collapsed. Some of them came north, intermarried with Lamanites in North America for several hundred years, then returned to Central America.
I blogged about this topic a while ago:
If you're interested in seeing what the M2C citation cartel is trying to say, go here: