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Topic - Raymond L. Williams
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.
Police say 45-year-old Azin Naimi from Montgomery Count, found dead this week, was stabbed to death with a pair of scissors.
Fuentes was the driving force in bringing together the Latin writers who collectively became known as "The Boom", said Raymond L. Williams, a professor of Latin American literature at the University of California, Riverside.
"It took Fuentes' vision to say if we unite forces and provide a common political and literary voice, we'll have more impact," Williams said. "His home in Pedregal (an upscale Mexico City neighborhood) was the intellectual center what brought a lot of writers together."