Current problems in Mexico came up, including the issue of population growth of young mexicans under the age of 30, and how this could be taken as an opportunity to educate the country, provide jobs, infrastructure, and keep Mexico in a competitive economic status worldwide to keep Mexicans from migrating to the U.S (also pointed this phenomenon is a worldwide problem). He talked about the legalization of drugs to alleviate the violence in Mexico, and how both countries are part of the problem. The baroque movement was discussed as well, as a Catholic expression to Protestantism in Europe, however in Latin America and Mexico as an outlet of the indigenous and the blacks to denounce repression from the Spanish Conquest. Last but not least, he didn’t want to elaborate on what his favorite book was, describing it as an allegory to asking parents to choose who their favorite child was. Carlos forecasted the Mexican writer Jose Miguel Pacheco to be a future Nobel Prize Winner in response to the question if he would be the next one (he thinks the nominations are based on generational selection, and Mario Vargas Llosa already has the award for his generation). At the end of the talk there was a standing ovation and the same member of the audience who yelled in the beginning yelled again: “¡No te mueras Carlos!” causing all heads to turn his way.... Carlos Fuentes just responded with a bowing nod.
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