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Construction in Miami's Brickell business district.
Construction in Miami's Brickell business district.
Jaime Mejía

MIAMI — Luis Flores has been on a roll of late, handling real estate deal after real estate deal and helping close, in the past 18 months, on no less than $1 billion worth of property.

As the lawyer's hot streak suggests, property investment has made a serious comeback in Miami, which is attracting capital from the world over and from Latin America in particular. Investments are pouring in and settling in luxury construction projects in the desirable Brickell business district, in the bohemian midtown area and, as always, along the long, narrow island that is Miami Beach. There is also more action in nearby coastal areas like Sunny Isles and Aventura. Prices, as a result, have risen steadily — to the point that Miami-area land values have begun surpassing the levels reached just before the bubble burst and prices collapsed in the late 2000s.

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García Márquez And Truth: How Journalism Fed The Novelist's Fantasy

In his early journalistic writings, the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez showed he had an eye for factual details, in which he found the absurdity and 'magic' that would in time be the stuff and style of his fiction.

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez reads his book

J. D. Torres Duarte

BOGOTÁ — In short stories written in the 1940s and early 50s and later compiled in Eyes of a Blue Dog, the late Gabriel García Márquez, Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist, shows he is as yet a young writer, with a style and subjects that can be atypical.

Stylistically, García Márquez came into his own in the celebrated One Hundred Years of Solitude. Until then both his style and substance took an erratic course: touching the brevity of film scripts in Nobody Writes to the Colonel, technical experimentation in Leaf Storm, the anecdotal short novel in In Evil Hour or exploring politics in Big Mama's Funeral. Throughout, the skills he displayed were rather of a precocious juggler.

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