For Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca served as the model for the fictitious town of Macondo in “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” For Cataqueros, it serves as home.
Niede Guidon still remembers her astonishment when she glimpsed the paintings.
Carlos Reis took photos the day government officials knocked down his house of 20 years and seized his land.
“We lost our things,” said Reis, who now lives in a tent with his wife and two sons. “It is a very sad business.”
Take a close look at that decorative ceramic plate, vase or bowl on your mantel.
Recently back in Mexico City for some reporting more than 12 years after I left my post as the Monitor's Latin America correspondent here, I had my eye out for what had changed – the good and the bad.