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  • Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
  • Brazil's military to cooperate in dirty war investigation

      SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s military has agreed to open investigations of use  torture at bases it operated during two decades of dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. The announcement Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the coup that toppled...

    Juan Gelman dies at 83; renowned Argentine poet and political exile

    Argentine poet Juan Gelman, an exile whose writings were colored by personal tragedy he suffered at the hands of his country's brutal military dictatorship, died in Mexico City on Tuesday. He was 83 and had been battling leukemia. Gelman, a leftist with...

    Egyptian troops kill militant suspect; mob killing adds to tension

    CAIRO -- The Egyptian army announced Tuesday it had shot and killed an Islamist militant suspected of a key role in attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, while a reported vigilante killing elsewhere in Egypt heightened tensions...

    Threat of military coup hangs over Thailand unrest

    A day after street protests turned deadly in Thailand, the head of the army declined on Friday to rule out a military coup d'etat to quell escalating violence as pro- and anti-government forces head toward a contentious Feb. 2 election. Opponents of...