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Colombia: Museum of the Caribbean, a new cultural institution .

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Garcia Marquez will be the focus of new museum in Colombia's Caribbean

The Nobel Prize for Literature will be the center of attraction of the new cultural institution in your country.

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The Nobel Colombian Gabriel García Márquez is the center attraction of the Museum of the Caribbean, a new cultural institution in its country and regional scope that will be opened in late April in the city of Barranquilla (North), industry sources reported today in Bogota.

The life and works of the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" in one of the six rooms that make up this museum, said its director, Carmen Arevalo, introducing the initiative before the ambassadors of Colombia in the other 24 countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

The official made the announcement along with the Minister of Culture Paula Marcela Moreno, who met the diplomats in Bogota to share the initiative and invite them to be linked with it, with materials for museums.

In a statement released by his office, Moreno said that the Caribbean is a diverse region made up of mixed race and "by people different from one another, which are kept together and have led to dozens of cultural events."

The Caribbean Museum is the result of an initiative by former Vice President Gustavo Bell, a historian of Cuban parents and is part of the Caribbean Cultural Park, a project of 20,000 square meters built in the historic center of Barranquilla, capital of the department of Atlántico.

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