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FILE - In this March 26, 2010 file photo, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes applauds after receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fuentes, Mexico's most celebrated novelist and among Latin America's most prominent authors, died on May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

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.