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Federico Campbell dies at 72; Mexican writer known for Tijuana stories
Federico Campbell dies at 72; Mexican writer known for Tijuana stories

Mexican author, journalist and essayist Federico Campbell, 72, died Saturday in a Mexico City hospital, according to a statement from the National Institute of Fine Arts. No cause was disclosed but, citing an interview with the author's son Federico Campbell Pena, the Mexico City newspaper Excelsior said he suffered a stroke after being hospitalized with the H1N1 flu virus. Campbell was best known for his short story collection "Tijuanenses," which was published by the University of California Press in 1995 as "Tijuana: Stories on the Border." The collection is "Campbell's fond, forgiving, backward glance at his own youth," The Times said in...

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