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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.His flamboyant and melancholy fictional works -- among them "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Autumn of the Patriarch" -- outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible. The epic 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.His stories made him literature's best-known practitioner of magical realism, the fictional blending of the everyday with fantastical elements such as a boy born with a pig's tail and a man trailed...

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    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met with former Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua in Havana and later accompanied him to the Hotel Nacional in his first publi...

  2. Official Cuban media commemorate Fidel Castro's 86th birthday

    The government-controlled Cuban media on Monday devoted significant coverage to former President Fidel Castro on his 86th birthday.Granma, the official daily of the ...

  3. New book claims Fidel Castro knew about Kennedy assassination

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro knew that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was going to be shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, former CIA analyst Brian Latell says in...

  4. Fidel Castro appears in first photo in months, in talk with Spanish journalist

    Official media have published the first photo of former Cuban President Fidel Castro in more than four months, showing the 87-year-old in animated conversation with ...

  5. Fidel Castro has first public appearance in 9 months

    Former President Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in nine months, attending the opening of an art studio in the Cuban capital.Official newspapers and we...

  6. Fidel Castro Shows Up At Art Opening After 9 Months Out Of Public View

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in nine months, attending the opening of an art studio in the Cuban capital.Official government ...

  7. Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears in public for 1st time since April

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  8. Fidel Castro publica íntegra de la charla telefónica con Chávez tras el golpe de 2002

    El expresidente cubano, Fidel Castro, publicó hoy en un tabloide especial el texto íntegro de la charla telefónica que sostuvo con el fallecido mandatario venezolano...

  9. Fidel Castro Reveals Details Of Phone Call With Hugo Chavez After He Returned To Power

    Cuba's Fidel Castro published Friday the complete transcript of the telephone conversation he had with Hugo Chavez in April 2002 when the late Venezuelan president w...

  10. Fidel Castro publishes transcript of post-coup call with Chavez

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  11. Fidel Castro Makes Public Appearance In Havana

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in nine months, attending the opening of an art studio in the Cuban capital.

  12. Fidel Castro meets with Venezuela's Chavez

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez held a four-hour meeting in Havana to discuss bilateral relations and the international situ...

  1. Fidel Castro meets with Spanish journalist

    Former President Fidel Castro met last week in Havana with Spanish journalist Ignacio Ramonet, according to a report in official media that included a photo of the o...

  2. Israeli leaders praise former Cuban President Fidel Castro for pro-Israel remarks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders are praising former Cuban President Fidel Castro for supporting Israel in a series of interviewsIsraeli President Shimon Peres ' off...

  3. Israeli Leaders Praise Former Cuban President Fidel Castro

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  4. Cuba marks Fidel Castro's 87th birthday with little fanfare

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  5. Ex-CIA Analyst Says Fidel Castro Knew Kennedy Was Going to be Shot

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro knew that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was going to be shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, former CIA analyst Brian Latell says in...

  6. Argentine President : Fidel Castro 'Believes in Obama'

    Fidel Castro watched the U.S. inauguration on television and said Wednesday that Barack Obama seems "like a man who is absolutely sincere," Argentina's president sai...

  7. Maradona visits Fidel Castro in Havana

    Former President Fidel Castro was visited in Havana by retired Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona, Cuba's state-run media said Monday.Castro and Maradona h...

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