Mexican author Carlos Fuentes dead

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Renowned Mexican author Carlos Fuentes passed away at a hospital in Mexico city. He was 83. One of the most prolific writers, he was known for his essays on politics and culture. His work on fiction was equally renowned.

His most famous works were The Death of Artemio Cruz and The Old Gringo.

Fuentes was also part of a literary movement, popularly known as the Latin American Boom, comprising of youg authors who wrote critical political pieces which w ere termed as anti establishment

Born in Panama in 1928, he moved to Mexico when he was 16. The son of a diplomat, Mr Fuentes spent much of his childhood moving around the Western Hemisphere.

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