Gabriel Garcia Marquez, first death year anniversary

Gaby Leon's photo.
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  • Nobel Prize of literature 1982. One Hundred Years of Solitude is his most famous novel.

Today, April 17th of 2015, we commemorate the first death anniversary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
His most famous novels are, of course, “One Hundred

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Today, April 17th of 2015, we commemorate the first death anniversary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
His most famous novels are, of course, “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “The Autumn of the Patriarch”.
Gabo, as was known affectionately in Latin America, passed away on April 17 of 2014, at age 87 in  his home in Mexico City. (Gabo had many years of living in Mexico) Many tributes were dedicated to Gabo both in Mexico and his native country, Colombia.
A beautiful memorial ceremony was held in the Palace of Fine Arts (El Palacio de las Bellas Artes) in Mexico City.
Thousands of readers not only from Mexico but also from many other coutries of Latin America came to this ceremony to honor Garcia Marquez, many, holding with their hands, his most famous books like “One Hundred Years of Solitude” or “Love in the Time of Cholera”.
In the special, memorial ceremony… there were flags of both Colombia and Mexico and the Presidents of both countries (Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto) attended. And at the end of the ceremony, many “Mariposas Amarillas” were around to say goodbye to our beloved Gabo.
And when we think of Gabo, we think, of course, of Macondo. heart emoticon His most famous book, “One Hunderd Years of Solitude” is the second most read book of the Spanish language and literature, after “Don Quijote de la Mancha” de Miguel de Cervantes.
Gabo was an important figure of the famous “Latin American Boom” (of Latin American literature in the 60s and 70s) along with other writers like Carlos Fuentes (Mexico) Julio Cortázar (Argentine) and Mario Vargas Llosa (Perú)
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