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Garcia Marquez to be cremated in Mexico, Colombia to pay homage later
Apr 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Garcia Marquez to be cremated in Mexico, Colombia to pay homage later

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The family of deceased Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez announced on Thursday that the cremation ceremony will take place in Mexico where the writer has lived  Full Article »

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Colombia to respect family wishes if Garcia Marquez want late writer buried in Mexico
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia to respect family wishes if Garcia Marquez want late writer buried in Mexico

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s President, Juan Manuel Santos, has ordered his staff to respect the decision of the family of Gabriel Garcia Marquez if they decide to bury the deceased writer in Mexico  Full Article »

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Colombia mourns death of ‘greatest writer ever’, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia mourns death of ‘greatest writer ever’, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

posted by Andrew Wight

Colombia was in mourning on Thursday following news that the country’s most prolific writer in recent history, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, had died of cancer in Mexico City.

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Colombia literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

posted by Reuters

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia’s most renowned writer in recent history, has died in Mexico after a long fight against cancer, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday.

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English language newspaper launches in Bogota
Apr 14, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

English language newspaper launches in Bogota

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Bogota recently saw the launch of a bi-weekly English language newspaper, written “by ex-pats for ex-pats,” aiming to offer both comprehensive events listings and provide an introduction to important national  Full Article »

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Religious celebrations abound in Colombia for Easter Week
Apr 12, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Religious celebrations abound in Colombia for Easter Week

posted by Flora Baker

For Colombia, a country that has a Catholic population of 90%, the week-long celebration of Easter, or “Semana Santa” in Spanish, is the most important religious festival of the year.

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Apr 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin chicken eats part of senior artist’s piece

posted by Adriaan Alsema

An intentionally released chicken ate part of a pile of corn that was exposed as art at the Medellin Modern Art Museum.

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Colombia government to restore Garcia Marquez’s hometown
Apr 7, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia government to restore Garcia Marquez’s hometown

posted by Flora Baker

Colombia’s government will invest $1.3 million into restoring Aracataca, the small pueblo near Colombia’s northern Caribbean coast where Nobel prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927.

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Apr 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin’s architecture gems: Antioquia Train Station

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The historic Antioquia train station is located right next to Alpujarra, Medellin’s administrative district, and marks the epicenter of Medellin’s trading history.

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Bogota’s renowned theater festival to pay tribute to Colombia’s conflict victims
Apr 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bogota’s renowned theater festival to pay tribute to Colombia’s conflict victims

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Bogota’s Philharmonic Orchestra will pay tribute to the victims of violence at one of Colombia’s most important cultural events, the bi-annual Iberoamerican Theater Festival (FITB).

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