Plot summary[ edit ] Artemio Cruz, a corrupt soldier, politician, journalist, tycoon, and lover, lies on his deathbed, recalling the shaping events of his life, from the Mexican Revolution through the development of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. His family crowds around, pressing him to reveal the location of his will; a priest provides extreme unction , angling for a deathbed confession and reconciliation with the Church while Artemio indulges in obscene thoughts about the birth of Jesus ; his private secretary has come with audiotapes of various corrupt dealings, many with gringo diplomats and speculators. Finally his thoughts decay into a drawn-out death. Themes and significance[ edit ] The Death of Artemio Cruz is today "widely regarded as a seminal work of modern Spanish American literature". Cruz is a former soldier of the Mexican Revolution who has become wealthy and powerful through "violence, blackmail, bribery, and brutal exploitation of the workers". Wright Mills , whom Fuentes called "the true voice of North America and great friend in the struggle for the people in Latin America.
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The Death of Artemio Cruz
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