Category Archives: Americas
Colombian author became standard-bearer for Latin American letters after success of One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish language literature and magical realism with his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, died at the age of 87. He had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia.
Matching commercial success with critical acclaim, García Márquez became a standard-bearer for Latin American letters, establishing a route for negotiations between guerillas and the Colombian government, building a friendship with Fidel Castro and maintaining a feud with fellow literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa that lasted more than 30 years.
Negotiators for government and opposition agree to broaden membership of truth commission on unrest that has left 41 dead Continue reading…
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Canadians mourn five students who were stabbed to death at a party on Tuesday in ‘the worst mass murder in Calgary’s history’. The suspect in the stabbings was an invited guest at the party held to celebrate the end of the academic year and is the son …
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Son of local police officer in custody after attack, which local police chief calls worst mass murder in city’s history
Five people were killed and the son of a police officer is in custody after multiple stabbings at a house party attended by university students near the University of Calgary, the police chief said, calling it the worst mass murder in Calgary’s history.
Police Chief Rick Hanson said the suspect is the son of a 33-year veteran of the Calgary police force and a student at the University of Calgary. “We have never seen five people killed at one scene,” he said. “The scene was horrific.”
A huge fire spreads across the port city of Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday killing several people and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president, has declared the city a disaster zone. Chile’s coast was struck by tw…