Cuzco, Peru, 1974, photographed by Harry Callahan. (Harvard Library)
(Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis “Cheo” Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa’s top stars, was killed in a car crash in San Juan early Thursday morning, police said.
He was 78.
Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared three days of mourning for the widely admired salsero.
Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.
His death was confirmed by Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House.
Mr. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers — Dickens, Tolstoy and Hemingway among them — who were embraced both by critics and by a mass audience.
“Each new work of his is received by expectant critics and readers as an event of world importance,” the Swedish Academy of Letters said in awarding him the Nobel.
Today in History, April 10th, 1919
The famous Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and killed by government forces in Morelos.
Original theatrical trailer for Juarez! (1939), an American film dramatizing the reign of Emperor Maximiliano I over Mexico and Benito Juárez’ fight to reestablish a democratic government in the country.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico announced Wednesday they are investigating why a glowing bay that attracts thousands of tourists a year has grown dark in recent weeks.
The popular Mosquito Bay on the island of Vieques is considered one of Puerto Rico’s top attractions, and government officials say they are worried about the bay’s loss of bioluminescence.
Department of Natural Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero said she is reaching out to local and international scientists to launch an investigation.
"Puerto Rico is one of the few places in the world that has bioluminescent bodies of water," she said.
The bay’s waters glow thanks to microscopic plankton known as dinoflagellates that emit a blue-green light through a chemical reaction when disturbed. The bay went dark in early January because of rough seas, but Guerrero said it is unclear why the glow diminished again in recent weeks.
María Félix 8 de abril, 1914 - 8 de abril, 2002
Una mujer original no es aquella que no imita a nadie, sino aquella a la que nadie puede imitar.
100 years since this beautiful lady was born
"What was transformative was being at the inauguration, reading my poem, and realizing that the quest for home and identity had always been part of my work, but that I’d been home all along. I understood that my story, my mother’s story, the story of those hundreds of thousands of people up there, is America. I had the dawning of a new connection with America, a new love affair. Not a blind patriotism, but just an understanding that it is part of who I am."
ECUADOR, Baños : The Tungurahua volcano erupting is seen from Banos, Ecuador on April 4, 2014. The Tungurahua volcano, which has been in eruption since 1999, experienced a heightening of its seismic activity. AFP PHOTO / ANDRES REYES