Garcia Marquez grew up in the Colombian town of Macondo, the inspiration for the town of Aracataco in his fiction. In real life his hometown was the site of the Banana Strike Massacre of 1928, when historians say that a U.S. company -- the United Fruit Company -- allowed the Colombian army to fire on a workers' protest, killing hundreds"Historians say.." but for all we know they might be making it up. Better wait and hear whether or not "both sides" are at fault.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Way to stay out of the fray, USA Today.