Carlos Monsivais, renowned Mexican journalist, social critic, leftist activist, dies at 72

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Renowned Mexican journalist, critic and political activist Carlos Monsivais died Saturday at 72.

Examining his own country like a pop anthropologist, Monsivais chronicled Mexico's historic upheavals, social trends, and literature for over 50 years. He was also known as a tireless and ubiquitous activist for leftist causes.

He was an early and enthusiastic defender of the leftist Zapatista rebels who staged a brief armed uprising in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas in 1994 for Indian rights....

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