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When his father was murdered by the town boss, Antonio Carrillo went to the United States for a gun and an end to his humiliation.
Decades later, Delfino Juarez, the poorest kid in his village in Veracruz, hitched his star to Mexico City construction work. He came home two years later with a Mohawk haircut but nothing else. Then he trekked through the desert to the United States. He returned to his village with enough to replace his humiliating family shack with a two-story house and, for a while, he was his village’s largest employer.
Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream is a book of true stories about Mexican immigrants.