Mexico pays tribute to Carlos Fuentes before French burial

MEXICO CITY, May 18: Mexicans bid farewell to renowned author Carlos Fuentes on Wednesday in an emotional tribute attended by the president and the country’s most prominent intellectuals before a planned burial in France. Fuentes, who died suddenly on Tuesday at 83 after an internal hemorrhage, was one of Latin America’s best-known novelists and was still active until the very end of his life working on books and participating in events. (agencies)