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Those riveting personalities each one accomplished excellence, yet even more than their person accomplishments is the optimistic Hispanic picture they jointly symbolize to the area. pictures, illustrations, and energetic textual content inform the tales ot those attention-grabbing old figures.
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37 While at school, García Márquez also received an education in politics. Many of his teachers were young men who held leftist, or more liberal, political views. As a result, García Márquez “graduated with a Marxist world view,”38 according to Jon Lee Anderson, a writer for The New Yorker magazine. Marxism was a popular political affiliation among many Latin American intellectuals, who were attracted to its emphasis on political, social, and economic equality. 39 The students there engaged in lively debates with one another and took sides with the political parties of Colombia: the Liberals and Conservatives.
At the age of nine, he attended the Colegio San Jose, an expensive boarding school in 35 36 GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ Gabriel García Márquez traveled to the town of Zipaquirá, pictured here, to attend Liceo Nacional de Zipaquirá when he was 12 years old. The town is known for its Spanish colonial architecture and is approximately 16 miles north of Bogotá. Barranquilla. He lived with a relative to save money, since his family could barely afford the school’s tuition. However, they sensed his intelligence and decided to make an investment in his formal education.
He criticized the brutal policies of the Conservative administration and its corruption. He focused on the need for the Liberal Party to resolve its internal differences. His popularity among Colombians spread quickly, and people began to feel that the nation stood on the threshold of a new beginning. García Márquez heard one of Gaitán’s speeches one night on his way home to his living quarters near the university. Gaitán spoke on a weekly basis over the public loudspeakers in Bogotá. Gaitán’s words had a powerful effect on García Márquez: Life in Bogotá That night I had the impression I was the only person on the streets.