Carlos Fuentes
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Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes dies

The Mexican author Carlos Fuentes has died, aged 83.

Fuentes was one of the most prolific Latin American writers known equally for his fiction and his essays on politics and culture.

He appeared on World Book Club on the BBC World Service in 2005, where he read an excerpt from his most famous novel, The Death of Artemio Cruz.

  • 16 May 2012