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MÚZQUIZ, Mexico — I wait on a sidewalk outside the Hotel San Carlos for Daniel Escamilla’s van to arrive and for our return trip to Denton. I search the predawn sky and see Venus, shining brightly over a block of stone homes to the east. A rooster crows in the distance, and I think to myself that Venus looks the same here as it does in Denton, only a few degrees higher in the sky.

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