« Turning the corner in Monterrey | Main | The fake candidacy of Ernesto Eslava »

06/25/2013

The secret dossier on Carlos Fuentes

You may have seen a news report about a 170-page FBI dossier on acclaimed Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, who died in 2012.

The dossier, put together over two decades, is here. The FBI started monitoring Fuentes because the writer wanted to travel to the United States and U.S. officials considered him a member of the Mexican communist party, a charge his widow denies.

U.S. authorities turned Fuentes down for a visa twice in the 1960s, describing him as “a leading Mexican communist writer” and a "well-known Mexican novelist with long history of subversive connections.”

In this article, Fuentes’ widow, Silvia Lemus, said Fuentes was a staunch leftist but never a member of the Communist Party.

For a memorable appreciation of Fuentes, one of my fellow journalists (and friend), Marjorie Miller, drew upon a meeting with him over a meal, and unbeknownst to him, gathered information for an eventual obituary

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451c64169e2019103d277fb970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The secret dossier on Carlos Fuentes:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

hana

FBI dossiers are old hat ... upgrade to the newest and more invasive NSA! (cynical)

pink schnoid

FBI barking up the wrong tree again...

The comments to this entry are closed.

ABOUT THIS BLOG

Tim

This blog is written by Tim Johnson, the Mexico bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.

Send a story suggestion or news tip.

Read Tim's stories at news.mcclatchy.com.

Follow Tim on Twitter: @timjohnson4

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


THIS MONTH

    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30 31