A sad day in Latin@ Literature: R.I.P. Carlos Fuentes

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One of the most esteemed writers of Latin American literature, Carlos Fuentes, 83, has passed. The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, expressed sorrow on his Twitter account calling Fuentes “writer and Mexican of the world.” Author of more than 20 works with numerous awards and honors, including the Cervantes Prize and France’s Legion of Honor medal, the highest of all literary accolades, the Los Angeles Times wrote this obituary worthy of the eminent figure that he was. I look forward to discussing one of Fuentes’ masterpieces in our Fall session of Latin@ Literature discussion group. -Elvira

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