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Mexican literature

Washington, DC A Chac Mool at the Great Temple of Mexico City. Photo by Adriel A. Macedo Arroyo . In honor of Halloween and the Mexican El Dia de la Muerte (Day of the Dead), we?re celebrating Carlos Fuentes?s spooky story, ?Chac-Mool." About two years ago, in collaboration with the NEA, the Fondo...
Yucateca weaving in Merida, Mexico, by Lucy Nieto from Flickr Carlos Fuentes is one of the Mexican writers featured in the Big Read anthology Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories . The son of a diplomat, Fuentes himself served a two-year term as the Mexican Ambassador to France,...
July 15, 2009 Washington, DC The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) serves the state's Rio Grande Valley, a largely Mexican-American region in south Texas. With a student body of approximately 18,000, many of whom are first-generation collegians, UTPA was one of the 208 organizations...