Remains of Gabriel García Márquez to Be Transferred from Mexico

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Colombian Minister of Culture, Mariana Garcés, confirmed that the mortal remains of Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez will be brought to Colombia from the Mexican capital, where he died on April 17, 2014, Prensa Latina reports.

In a meeting with foreign correspondents, Garces explained that it was a definition of the family, headed by his wife Mercedes Bacha and his sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.

Garces said that the ashes of the 1982 Nobel Literature Prize winner will be deposited in the University of Bolivar, of the city of Cartagena de Indias, and departmental Governor, Dumek Turbay, will support the Garcia Marquez family in that decision.

She added that the national government will support for the transfer of the remains of the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” to the coast of the Colombian Caribbean, the region where the famous writer was born.

Garces said that as a guest country, within the broad representation of Colombia to the next exhibition in Lima next July, it will be displayed in the Peruvian capital peruana a sample of a book called El Viajero Gabo, which was already presented in the international fair of Bogota last year.

Garcia Marquez was born on March 6, 1927 in the current municipality of Aracataca, in the Caribbean also demarcation of Magdalena.

At the end of 2015 the transmission by a Bogotá channel of a documentary series entitled the World of Gabo, directed by then-director of the television station and also filmmaker Lisandro Duque, with testimony of the way of his work for the city of Mexico, Paris, Havana, Barcelona and Cartagena, had a lot of viewers.

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