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I called Gilberto during school hours and was lucky to get him on his way back to class from the can. He got Jaime’s original call during math class, managing to step outside to take the call before he knew he had a rare legitimate free pass to answer a call while the teacher talked polynomials.

Jaime, by the way, is the first name of the cat who ran the Sueño scene. Gilberto thought it was “Quintero” or something, and I need to confirm because he was the key to the whole shebang and deserves credit. Beyond being bilingual, he understood the confluence of cultures and tended to all the details to make things run smoothly. He helped me a ton.

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