Tuesday, May 15, 2012

RIP Carlos Fuentes

RIP Carlos Fuentes

Rest in peace

 Carlos Fuentes was born to Mexican parents in Panama on November 11, 1928 and died at age 83, on May 15, 2012. His father was a diplomat, and spent his childhood in various American cities: Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Washington DC, Santiago de Chile, Quito and Buenos Aires, a city where his father arrived in 1934 as counselor of the Embassy of Mexico. Summers passed in Ciudad de Mexico, studying in schools to keep the language and learn the history of his country. He lived in Santiago de Chile (1940-1944) and Buenos Aires where he was influenced by notable figures in American cultural sphere.

 He arrived in Mexico at age 16 and entered the school at the University Center Mexico. It began as a journalist contributor to magazines and received first place in a literary contest of the French College Morelos.

 He graduated from University Nacional Autónoma in the laws of Mexico and economics at the Institute of International Studies in Geneva. In 1972 he was elected to the National College, was introduced by the poet Octavio Paz and his inaugural address was "Opening remarks" .2

 He died on May 15, 2012, at 83 years of age, in Ciudad de Mexico, of a heart attack.

FUENTES, Carlos (Carlos Fuentes Macias)
Born: 11/11/1928, Panama City, Panama
Died: 5/15/2011, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Carlos Fuentes’ westerns – writer:
Time to Die – 1966
Old Gringo - 1989

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