29 June 2006

Garcia Marquez Home Town Keeps Original Name

The home town of Gabriel Garcia Marquez will not undergo a name change to honour the author. The mayor of Aracataca had suggested that the town's name be changed to Aracataca-Macondo. Macondo is the name of the town in One Hundred Years of Solitude, Garcia Marquez's seminal novel. Those who turned out to vote in the referendum were strongly in favour of the change (93%), but less than half the minimum number of votes were cast. Via CBC.ca.


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