Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies

FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a press conference in Mexico City. Fuentes, Mexico's most celebrated novelist and among Latin America's most prominent authors, died on May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)

May 15, 2012 12:30:46 PM PDT
Author Carlos Fuentes, who played a dominant role in Latin America's novel-writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the Mexican revolution, died Tuesday in a Mexico City hospital. He was 83.