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Gabriel Garcia Márquez

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

Colombians Are Tired of an Age-Old Stereotype

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 08.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Adriana Aristizábal

Because of terrorism and violence brought upon Colombians by drug wars, my family and I have never experienced peace in our country. That is why there is a sense of extreme frustration that overwhelms us. Colombians are not associated with drugs just because we were born in Colombia.

50 Truths About Gabriel García Márquez

Salim Lamrani | Posted 08.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Salim Lamrani

The Colombian writer, the genius of magical realism, whose writings have forever marked universal literary history, died in Mexico City on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87.

When Maya Angelou Becomes a (Facebook) Status Symbol

Sandip Roy | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Sandip Roy

It's the relentless performance anxiety of being on social media that forces us to have an opinion on everything important. Except, of course, the more we do it, the more we are trapped in a hologram version of ourselves. Each bit of cultural literacy we fake gets added to the make-believe intellectual gravitas of our persona.

PHOTOS: News From Latin America You Missed

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices

After the death of Colombian literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Associated Press photojournalists in Latin America captured celebrations last week...

Paper Butterflies, Ancient Railways And A Dancer Mourned: Week In Photos

Posted 04.26.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

U.N. General Assembly To Honor Gabriel García Márquez

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.24.2014 | Latino Voices

The United Nations General Assembly will pay tribute next month to Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, whose death last week left the literary ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Left Behind Unpublished Manuscript

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor to...

Noah's Arc (of Justice)

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Zachary Dominitz

Unless you are the senior Senator from Oklahoma, work in Exon's PR department or have a brother named Charles Koch, the evidence of carbon-based climate damage is excruciatingly obvious, scientifically proven, and, like Easter bunnies in heat, mounting rapidly.

Mexico And Colombia Bid Goodbye To Gabriel García Márquez

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Pal...

4 Ways Gabriel Garcia Marquez Inspired Us

Next Avenue | Chris Hewitt | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Chris Hewitt When Gabriel Garcia Marquez accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, he referred to himself as ...

What Will Happen With García Márquez's Remains?

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The final resting place for the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez remains unclear. It could be Mexico where he lived for decades or...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week began the way so many do: with more tragic gun violence, as three people were killed in two shootings at Jewish centers in the Kansas City area, part of the 86 killed by guns in the U.S. every day. "We are united in our condemnation of this heinous attack," said Attorney General Holder. "These acts cannot be ignored." And yet, one year ago this month, the Senate rejected even a modest background check bill, despite the support of 90 percent of Americans. In the wake of the Kansas shootings, Michael Bloomberg's $50 million gun control effort, "Everytown for Gun Safety," unveiled its first ad. We "have another chance to stop a child from being killed," it said. We do, but only if we refuse to lower our expectations. As Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday, wrote, "It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."

Discovering Gabriel García Márquez

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 06.19.2014 | Books
Alexandra Rosas

Being a Colombian, I grew up hearing of Márquez's writing. To say Colombians consider him to be their greatest literary figure is not an understatement. But it wasn't until I read his work for myself, that I owned the religion of Señor Marquez, rather than just inheriting it.

Gabriel García Márquez's Complicated Relationship With His Hometown

AP | CESAR GARCIA and JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 06.19.2014 | Latino Voices

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impa...

World Leaders And Intellectuals React To Gabo's Death

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___...

Family Announces Plans For Gabriel García Márquez's Remains

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Dozens of flowers filled the street in front of Gabriel García Márquez’s Mexico City home on Thursday afternoon, as cameramen and journalists hove...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday, Thornton Wilder!

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

Thornton Wilder would tell us to get off those electronic devices of ours and take a little time to recognize the beauty of all the little moments of our lives on this planet.

Newspapers Pay Tribute To Gabriel García Márquez

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.18.2014 | Media

Gabriel García Márquez's death prompted an outpouring of tributes from newspapers around the world on Friday. Márquez died at the age of 87 on ...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 4/18/14

John Zipperer | Posted 06.18.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Edward Snowden now has a friend in high places. See who made or lost friends in the news by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Childhood Memories of Easters Gone By

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Easter is one of the holidays I have always looked forward to the most. Perhaps even more so than Christmas, which is still not as festive a celebration in the former Soviet Union as New Year's Eve.

Adios, Gabo

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

When a friend dies, you are left with deep pain and a multitude of memories of the moments you shared. After all, as Gabo wrote: "Life is not the one you lived but the one you remember and how you remember it to tell it."

Gabriel García Márquez' Most Influential Works

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.18.2014 | Books

Esteemed Colombian author, beloved father and husband, and seasoned journalist Gabriel García Márquez died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday at...

11 Things You Didn't Know About Gabriel García Márquez

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.17.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday, was one of the greatest literary minds the world has produced. Here's 11 things you s...

Gabriel García Márquez's Death Mourned By Obama, Shakira And More

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Novelist Gabriel García Márquez was inspired by the mysticism of his native Colombia but, when news of the Nobel laureate’s passing began to circu...