Documents show FBI monitored Mexican author

Posted: 06/21/13 at 10:05 pm EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- FBI documents show that the bureau and the U.S. State Department for more than two decades kept close track of late Mexican author Carlos Fuentes, who was considered a Communist and sympathizer of Cuba's Fidel Castro.

The documents posted on the FBI's website this week show the United States denied Fuentes an entry visa at least twice in the 1960s.

In one of the memorandums Fuentes is described as "a leading Mexican communist writer."

The FBI files also show how over time the bureau changed its views about Fuentes.

Early on, the FBI highlighted his leftist tendencies but in 1985 he is described as a prominent author and is given a visa to teach at Harvard.

Fuentes died in 2012 at the age 83.

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