Carlos Fuentes Macías (born November 11, 1928) Mexican writer. One of Mexico's best-known author; Fuentes received a law degree at the UNAM (Mexico's National Autonomous University).
Fuentes is also considered one of the best-known novelists and essayists in the Latin American literature.
Some of his works include: La región más transparente, Where the Air Is Clear (1959), La muerte de Artemio Cruz, The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), Gringo viejo The Old Gringo (1985) and Contra Bush (2004).
Fuentes' novel Gringo viejo, the first American bestseller written by a Mexican author, was filmed as Old Gringo (1989) starring Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda.
In 1999 he received the Mexican Medal "Belisario Domínguez", and in 2009, the "Gran Cruz de Isabel la Católica" in Madrid .