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-------------------- Carlos Fuentes: On being given the keys to L.A. --------------------
Famed Mexican writer praises Los Angeles, challenges his own country to improve conditions and retain labor.
June 18 2006
Earlier this month, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa invited Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes to his home in Hancock Park. Fuentes, the author of many novels, including "The Death of Artemio Cruz" (1962), "A Change of Skin" (1967), "The Old Gringo" (1985) and "The Eagle's Throne" (2006), was given the keys to the city. What follows is an excerpt from the speech Fuentes gave.
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