by TULIO OSPINA
Like the stars in the sky, bright things can be created by heat and dust. At the beginning of the 20th century, such a star was born in the sweltering and arid pueblo of Aracataca, Colombia. This man was Gabriel García Márquez, one of Latin America’s greatest literary figures and a well-loved writer throughout the world. He passed away on Thursday in Mexico City. He was 87 years old.