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United Nations pays tribute to Gabriel García Marquez

 

Tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the United Nations, Thursday, June 5

 

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Group of Friends of Spanish in the United Nations (GAE) paid tribute to the Nobel Gabriel García Márquez at the United Nations, New York. In this commemorative event, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, John Ashe, President of the General Assembly, Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri, President of CELAC, and also, Gerald Martin, biographer of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican writers Angeles Mastretta and Hctor Aguilar Camin; and Colombian writers Jaime Abello Banfi and Juan Gabriel Vásquez with the leadership of Ambassador María Emma Mejía, recalled the life and work of one of the greatest ambassadors of our language and our culture.