Some relatively unknown details about the life of Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, who died this Tuesday, May 15th. If you know more of those, let us know in your comments!
He was born in Panama, to Mexican parents (on both sides)
He always supported Fidel Castro and the cause of the Cuban revolution.
Instead of driving a car he liked to take taxis so he could talk to people about his books.
He was several times candidate to the Literature Nobel Prize but never won.
He was the screenwriter of several films and worked with the Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez.
Garcia Marquez would send him letters asking for his opinion on the idea of a book he was working on The book was One Hundred Years of Solitude.
He was a personal friend of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
He had strong disagreements with legendary Mexican actress Maria Felix and the writer and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz.
As ambassador to France he resigned when former Mexican President Diaz Ordaz, was nominated ambassador in Spain to protest the 1968 massacre of Tlatelolco for which Dias Ordaz was responsible.
He will be buried in Paris, France, near his children Carlos and Natasha.
In the same cemetery of Montparnasse are his friend Julio Cortazar, as well as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Samuel Beckett.