FBI Foiled and Followed Author

Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes’ Marxist leanings and criticism of the Vietnam War led the U.S. State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to purposefully delay — and deny — the author’s visa applications during the 1960s, newly released documents reveal. The FBI’s file for Fuentes, one of the 20th Century’s most influential Latin American authors, chronicles more than two decades of monitoring that included keeping tabs on him through sources who worked at New York University and Columbia University.

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