The ashes of literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez will be returned from Mexico to his native Colombia in December, officials said Tuesday. The Nobel-winning novelist, author of the groundbreaking epic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ died in Mexico City in April 2014, at the age of 87. In a statement, the government of Bolivar in northern Colombia announced that Garcia Marquez’s ashes will remain in Cartagena, the departmental capital. The press release added that the decision on the writer’s final resting place was made by Garcia Marquez’s wife Mercedes Barcha and his two sons Rodrigo and Gonzalo. The author — generally seen as Latin America’s greatest writer of the 20th century — spent the latter part of his life in Mexico City, raising a question as to whether the Mexican capital city is where his remains would be laid to rest. The novelist’s ashes

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