Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) during a gala dinner marking the Havana Festival celebrating famous Cuban cigars, in this March 4, ... more 
Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) during a gala dinner marking the Havana Festival celebrating famous Cuban cigars, in this March 4, 2000 file photo. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on April 17, 2014. He was 87. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo", he is arguably Latin America's best-known author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. REUTERS/Rafael Perez (CUBA - Tags: OBITUARY SOCIETY) less 
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