Hilario lived in Ahuacatlan and allowed Ted to stay with his family. He wanted to make things better in Mexico, so the young people wouldn't feel the need to leave. Hilario said that many families encouraged their sons to leave, telling them that they had an opportunity to make more money than most families ever saw at one time. Hilario admitted to Ted that he'd been to America when he was very young, but that he had spent his adult life working to make Mexico better.
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