Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Regulars: What will become of Mexico?

How can a country so powerful, so concerted, so modern, be so impotent, so chaotic, so backward? And how can Mexico, and all Latin America, take ownership of their futures?

Of the many themes of Carlos Fuentes, the celebrated Mexican writer who died Tuesday in Mexico City at 83, those were always uppermost. This tireless writer in many genres, from screenplays to op-ed pieces, gained fame for his trenchant, postmodern fables of a people, country, and continent struggling into the light.

from John Timpane: The Philadelphia Inquirer: Carlos Fuentes, 1928-2012: A voice of Mexico past, present and future


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