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FILE: Latin American Writer Carlos Fuentes Dead At 83

MILAN, ITALY - FILE: Author Carlos Fuentes attends a cocktail for authors at La Milanesiana 2008 held at Sala Buzzati on July 09, 2008 in Milan, Italy. Latin American writer Carlos Fuentes died May 15, 2012 in Mexico City. He was 83. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Carlos Fuentes dies at 83

Carlos Fuentes, one of Latin America's best-known authors and a sharp critic of governments in Mexico and the United States, died on Tuesday, May 15, after a literary career spanning more than five decades. He was 83.