Hilario is the man who lived in Ahuacatlan and allowed Ted to stay with his family. He was determined to make things better in Mexico, so the young people wouldn't want to leave. Hilario noted that many families encouraged their sons to leave, citing the opportunity to make more money than most of the families had ever seen. He admitted to Conover that he'd traveled to America as a youth, but that he'd spent his adult life working to make Mexico better.
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