José Emilio Pacheco

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José Emilio Pacheco at ITESM-Campus Ciudad de México 2010

José Emilio Pacheco Berny (June 30, 1939 – January 26, 2014) was a Mexican poet, essayist, historian, novelist and short story writer. He is thought as one of the major Mexican poets of the second half of the 20th century. The Berlin International Literature Festival has praised him as "one of the most significant contemporary Latin American poets".[1]

Pacheco died from cardiac arrest in Mexico City, Mexico on January 26, 2014, aged 74.[2]

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