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Carlos Fuentes, Mexican Novelist, Dies at 83 – NYTimes.com

Carlos Fuentes, Mexican Novelist, Dies at 83 – NYTimes.com …Mr. Fuentes was one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world, a catalyst, along with Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa and Julio Cortázar, of the explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and ’70s, known as El Boom. He wrote plays, short stories, political nonfiction and novels, many of them chronicles of tangled love… …Mr. Fuentes received wide recognition in the United…

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Charros: The Traditional Mexican Cowboy

Charros: The Traditional Mexican Cowboy Charro in action (CC photo by Lamazone courtesy of Flickr) Charro is the name for the traditional Mexican cowboy, or horseman, that originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco. While a Charro is commonly known as the horsemen wearing colorful and quite intricately decorated costumes, the term vaquero is more common throughout Mexico and into the United States.The Charro, however, is a very popular and romanticized figure in the Mexican…

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