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Mixed Feelings For Gabriel García Márquez In Hometown
The Nobel Prize winning novelist and his homeland, Aracataca, had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2006 file photo, people pass under a billboard that reads in Spanish "Welcome to the magical world of Macondo" decorated with images of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the entrance of Marquez's hometown of Aracataca, Colombia. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

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A replica of the room of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the museum set at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A visitor tours the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, in the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A woman holding a girl looks into the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A man reads a newspaper fronted with the news of the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Aracataca, the town were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A man reads a newspaper fronted with the news of the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Aracataca, the town were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday April 17. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A table with flowers stands on the street as part of Good Friday celebrations in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A man rests across the street from a mural of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Aracataca, the city were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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Women hold candles during a vigil in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, who was was among Latin America's most popular writers, died in Mexico City at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A boy runs ahead a Good Friday precession in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2006 file photo, boys play soccer in front a mural of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Aracataca, Colombia, the writer's hometown. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

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Faithful cross a railroad during Good Friday celebrations in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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Marin Claro, left, an 11-year-old guide at the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, gives a tour to visitors in Aracataca, the town were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A visitor takes a photo of the replica of the room of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the museum set at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A wreath decorates the entrance to the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A woman walks past a mural of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Aracataca, the city were he was born in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A a girl holds a Colombian flag during a Good Friday procession in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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Faithful take part in a Good Friday precession in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A police officer, right, holds a candle during a vigil in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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Visitors posse for a photo at the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, in the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, Colombia's Literature Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez sticks out his tongue to photographers as he arrives on a train to Aracataca, his hometown in northeastern Colombia. At right is his wife Mercedes Barcha who accompanied the writer on his first visit to his hometown in 25 years. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez, File)

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Graciela Fernandez, mourns during a vigil in front of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, who was was among Latin America's most popular writers, died in Mexico City at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Mixed Feelings For Gabriel García Márquez In Hometown

The Nobel Prize winning novelist and his homeland, Aracataca, had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.

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