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The Future of Colombia

Gabriel García Márquez

‘With the hindsight of six years, it is clear that Colombia missed the opportunity to spare itself many of the horrors now afflicting it.’

Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor

In October 1989, the press revealed one of Colombia’s best-kept secrets: that for over a year, authorized representatives of the government of Colombia had been holding formal talks with authorized representatives of the country’s drug-traffickers. When the government denied the report, the drug…


Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1928. On graduating from the National University of Bogota he started his career as a journalist. He has written three collections of short stories and several novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. In 1982 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Translated by Nick Caistor

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