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Gabriel Garcia Marquez to feature on Colombia bank notes

Colombia will honour its most famous author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by featuring his face on its banknotes.

Garcia Marquez’s Work to Be Used to Help Rehabilitate Puerto Rican Prisoners

The works of late Colombian author and journalist Gabriel Garcia Marquez will be used as a tool to help rehabilitate Puerto Rican prisoners, the island’s secretary of state, David Bernier, said on Thursday.

Respect the privacy of my child: Shakira

Shakira has asked the media to let her son Milan have “as normal a childhood as possible”, and to cease reporting on him now that he is no longer a baby.

Colombia’s indigenous police, their origins and future

The “Indigenous Guard,” the police of Colombia’s native minorities, regularly hit the headlines when confronting guerrilla groups like the FARC or even the military. But the guards have a wider role throughout indigenous Colombia, and face challenges in adapting to the future.

Prison Theater Transforms Colombian Inmates

A group of handcuffed female inmates file onto a dark stage as prison guards carrying assault rifles watch nervously from the sparsely filled seats of Colombia's National Theater. On the playbill is the Greek tragedy "Antigone."


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