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Remembering Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes

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An archive image of Carlos Fuentes at the 1987 Miami Bookfair International. (Photo: MDCarchives/Wikipedia)

Mexico is mourning the death of Carlos Fuentes, one of its greatest writers.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

Fuentes died Tuesday. He was 83.

Wednesday, he was honored at a ceremony in Mexico City's National Palace of the Arts.

Fuentes was known throughout the world for his novels, many of them critical of modern-day Mexico.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Julio Ortega, a friend and biographer of Fuentes, about his role in Mexico as a public intellectual.

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