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Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

Mexico - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author whose "magical realism" told epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, has died at the age of 87.
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Rash of acid attacks stir calls for change in Colombia

Bogot - A rash of acid attacks in recent weeks have horrified Colombians, provoking calls for special laws to deter a particularly fearsome form of aggression in an already violent society.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

'Kangaroo care' trumps incubators for Colombian babies

Bogot - At Bogota's San Ignacio hospital, Cesar Algeciras often spends five hours straight in the neonatal intensive care unit, lovingly clutching his premature son to his bare chest.
In the Media by Ariela Navarro (AFP)

Novelist Garcia Marquez feeling better, wants to go home

Mexico - Nobel-prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Saturday was feeling better after treatment in a Mexico City hospital, but staying put for now, family and officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Landmine victims share stories to mark awareness day

El Salvador - Angela Ruales was just 14 when she stepped on a landmine in Colombia last year that tore off her legs and claimed the life of her two-month-old niece.
In the Media by AFP

Colombia wants truth commission after FARC peace deal

Havana - A truth commission to probe abuses in Colombia's half-century-old conflict should be held after, not before, peace is reached with leftist rebels, Bogota's top negotiator said Sunday.
In the Media by Francisco Jara (AFP)

AFP Exclusive: Colombia's Santos on making and keeping peace

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, campaigning for a second term, is basing his bid on his confidence he will conclude a peace deal to end Latin America's oldest leftist insurgency.Perhaps fittingly, the first round presidential vote, set for May ...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombian artist Botero says 'not obsessed with fat women'

Madrid - Colombia's Fernando Botero, whose paintings and sculptures of plump women have won him recognition as one of Latin America's most famous living artists, says he is "not obsessed" with fat women.The 81-year-old insisted in an interview published on Sund...
In the Media by AFP

Colombia voters give lukewarm support for peace process

Bogot - Colombian voters showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas Sunday by giving President Juan Manuel Santos a majority in Congress but also electing his conservative rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to the senate.Santos, who took office in ...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks

Bogot - Colombians went to the polls on Sunday to elect new legislators, in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May's presidential election.The voting, which got under way at 1300 GMT, comes with the governme...
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)
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