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2 hrs ago |

Your Next Long Weekend Escape: Cartagena

Tropical and sultry, its candy-colored colonial houses draped with bougainvillea and its plazas buzzing with fruit vendors and flamboyantly costumed dancers, Cartagena carries a heady whiff of the exotic.


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3 hrs ago | BBC News

Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America

In the mid-1980s as a young undergraduate student of Latin American politics, to me Gabriel Garcia Marquez was as much a political historian as he was a writer of fantastical novels.


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3 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's languid hometown

The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers.


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9 hrs ago |

One Direction's 'You & I' music video premieres; 1D leisure activities revealed

One Direction in the "You & I" music video. Pictured from left to right: Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.


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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester County sheriff shares prison ideas in Colombia

Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis' efforts to reduce the number of inmates at the Worcester County House of Correction has attracted international attention, so much so that he was a keynote speaker at a three-day seminar on incarceration in Bogota, Colombia.


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Hispanically Speaking

4 FARC Rebels Killed, One Female Guerrilla Captured

Two of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas died in an operation in a rural area outside Tame, a city in Arauca.


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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Daily Star

Marquez hailed as literary giant

A street artist draws a portrait of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, along a street in Bogota on Friday.


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The Independent

Gabriel Garcia Marquez tribute: A remarkable life of magic realism and urgent relevance

Boyd Tonkin recalls a recent pilgrimage to the former home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena and marvels at a writer whose fantasies helped define a country and continent Boyd Tonkin is Literary Editor at The Independent.


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Dr. Giulio Massano

Dr. Giulio Massano, 72, of North Dartmouth, MA, passed away at home on April 10, 2014 after a long and valiant battle with multi-system atrophy.


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Inside Colombia

Medellin: from murder capital to model city

Residents of MedellA n's poorest slums used to be suspicious of strangers. Who in their right minds would be wandering the winding steps up the steep slopes of their neighborhoods, controlled by local criminal gangs so violent that even police feared to go there? MedellA n flaunted its makeover as it hosted UN Habitat's World Urban Forum with tours ... (more)


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Albany Times Union

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

A man reads a newspaper fronted with the news of the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Aracataca, the town were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014.


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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Gabriel García Márquez: Master of magical realism, Nobel Prize winner dies

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.


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The Telegraph

A life worth waiting for in solitude for hundred years

Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico, on October 2, 2007.


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The L Magazine

How a Director Gets His Hands Dirty: Talking With Manos Sucia's Josef Kubota Wladyka

Manos Sucias is the story of two young men from Buenaventura, an impoverished town on Columbia's Pacific coast, who pair up to take a fishing boat on a perilous drug run for a ruthless drug lord.


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US News & World Report

Latin America's Booming Middle Class Brings Good and Bad News

Recently, the World Bank released statistics revealing, for the first time in history, that by 2016 Latin America's middle classes will outnumber the region's poor.


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Inside Colombia

Acid Attacks in Colombia Get Attention

Viviana Hernandez sells beauty products door to door in Neiva, a Colombian city where daytime temperatures regularly soar to 90 degrees.


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Wall Street Journal

Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies

BOGOTA , Colombia-The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez popularized magical realism in Latin American literature by writing fantastical novels that drew on the folk tales and ghost stories he had heard as a child on Colombia's poor, sun-baked Caribbean coast.


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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Colombia investigating increases in earthquakes

Colombian authorities are working with Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. to investigate an increase in seismic activity in the nation's biggest oil-producing area.


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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

10 Things to Know for Friday

A man holds a Ukrainian national flag during a rally in support of a united Ukraine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


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TIMELINE-Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast.


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