City mourns


Colombia Garcia Marquez

Mexico Garcia Marquez

Colombia Garcia Marquez


Thousands of mourners – including both the Colombian and Mexican presidents – gathered in New Mexico to bid a final farewell to beloved author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The Colombian-born author, who died on Thursday aged 87, lived in Mexico for decades and wrote some of his best-known works in the country, including One Hundred Years of Solitude.

A mile-long line of mourners waited outside Mexico City’s majestic Palace of Fine Art long into the night to farewell ‘Gabo’, as Mr Garcia Marquez was known in Latin America.

Yellow butterflies appeared as a recurring symbol in Garcia’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” book

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