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Don't Cry For Her Argentina: Kirchner Plays Victim One Too Many Times

Political drama may have once served Argentine President Kirchner, but now national debt, corruption and the suspicious death of a prosecutor are turning the people against her.

Almost time to say goodbye
Almost time to say goodbye
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Uta Thofern

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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is and always has been a polarizing figure in Argentina. She's also made quite a name for herself around the world. Not since Eva Perón has the country produced a female political figure of such international renown. And in some respects the 61-year-old leader has even surpassed the iconic "Evita," who was happy to mostly just provide political support to her husband. Mrs. Kirchner, instead, has twice won elections in her own right.

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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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