Legendary writer Gabriel García Márquez put Latin America and magic realism on the literary map with his influential novels. From style to content, he is beloved by writers and readers around the globe.
This week in Cuba, peace talks will begin in earnest between the government of Colombia and the leftist rebel group, the FARC. Among the FARC leaders in attendance, one sticks out. Her name is Tanja Nijmeijer.
Colombia was wracked with violence during the era of the Escobar drug cartel. And while the cartel has been curtailed, regular street violence persists. Now, arts groups are trying to give youth an alternative path to the future.