Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be featured on Colombian peso bills

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The congress of Colombia has approved a plan to feature the image of Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the next issues of peso notes and coins. Colombia's Ministries of Education, Culture, Information Technology and Communications are planning state policy to promote the figure of ‘Gabo’ in the country, including the creation of programs that preserve assets and places of cultural interest. Among those related to Garcia Marquez are his birthplace, Aracataca, and a Cultural Park of the Caribbean, which was sponsored by the writer. Read more:

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