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Delia Fiallo, “mother of the telenovela,” dies in Miami

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Miami (AFP) – Cuban screenwriter Delia Fiallo, widely seen as “the mother of the telenovela” and the writer behind international hits like the soap opera “Crystal”, died Tuesday in Miami at the age of 96, her daughter-in-law confirmed to AFP.  A pioneer of the wildly popular romantic soap operas in Latin America, Fiallo, whose career began in the middle of the last century, told AFP in an interview in 2018 that she wanted to be remembered “as a person who loved a lot and who was very loved.”  Her daughter-in-law, Odalis Baez, confirmed her death.  Adored by her fans, Fiallo left her mark on US…

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