Reaction to death of Mexican author Carlos Fuentes

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Some reaction to the death of Mexican author Carlos Fuentes:

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"With his parting disappears a writer whose work and whose presence has left a profound mark. His short-stories, novels and essays were primarily inspired by Mexico's problems and history but he was a universal man." — Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa

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"One of a kind. An era, a genre. A writer for all seasons. To Silvia, all my affection." — Mexican writer Hector Aguilar Camin

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"I deeply lament the death of our beloved and admired Carlos Fuentes, a universal Mexican writer." — Mexican President Felipe Calderon

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"Thanks for his words and his thoughts. Goodbye Master!" — Consuelo Salazar, director of Mexico's National Council for Culture for the Arts

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"Author of lasting novels and short stories, a vigorous, enriching presence. I think the center of his literary creativity was language. The renovation of language." — Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian considered Fuentes' harshest critic

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"What sadness. Carlos Fuentes has left forever. ... Mexico is in mourning." — Mexican writer Guadalupe Loaeza

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"I'm deeply sorry for Carlos Fuentes' death." — Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska

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"Mexico has suffered a great loss." — Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard

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"I'm terribly sorry for the death of Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's greatest novelist, a generous friend." — Mexican writer Jorge Volpi

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"Rest in peace Maestro." — Salsa musician and actor Ruben Blades

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"Carlos Fuentes was a brilliant intellectual but also a very generous and fun man. We will miss him." — Peruvian writer Santiago Roncagliolo

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"A very sad day." — Mexican actor Diego Luna

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