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Gariel Garcia Marquez

October 21, 1990

As a Latin American, I am proud that a Nobel prize was bestowed on Garcia Marquez. But, because of my ancestry, I find it justified that the honoree felt humbled on being cast in Cervantes' company. He has reasons to feel humble. As a contemporary of el Bogotazo , I remember it well: While Garcia Marquez was breaking windows, Castro (on a trip paid by Peron!) was blamed for 32 of the 3,000 deaths.

JOSE M. CUETO

Santa Ana

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