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01/20/2011 06:35 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John Ross Dead: Author, Poet, Journalist Dies At 72

John Ross, an author, poet, liberal activist and journalist who toiled against perceived injustice from the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico, to the baked streets of Baghdad, died Monday of liver cancer at Lake Patzcuaro in Mexico. He was 72.

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