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        <h1 id="reader-title">FBI Snooped on Colombian Author Garcia
          Marquez for 24 Years</h1>
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            <pre style="position: absolute; left: -99999px;">Published 7 September 2015 

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              class="subtitle">September 7<br>
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              class="subtitle">It is unclear why the FBI pursued Garcia
              Marquez; it may be connected to his help in the foundation
              of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina.</p>
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              <p><span>For almost a quarter of a century, the U.S.
                  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)</span><span>
                  spied on famed </span>Colombian writer and Nobel
                Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Washington Post has
                revealed. </p>
              <p>The U.S. paper obtained recently declassified documents
                exposing how the police agency began to monitor the
                author and journalist after he came to New York for a
                short visit in 1961, and did not cease until 1985, three
                years after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. </p>
              <p>It is unclear from the 137 released pages of the
                document why the FBI pursued Garcia Marquez, the Post
                reports, although it may be connected to his help in the
                foundation of Prensa Latina, the press agency for Cuba.
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              <p>Marquez also supported a communist-backed takeover in
                Venezuela in 1958. </p>
              <p>“In the event he enters the U.S. for any purpose, the
                Bureau should be promptly advised,” reads one memo in
                the document written by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, in
                February 1961. </p>
              <p>Gabo’s son, Rodrigo, told Washington Post he was not
                surprised the FBI monitored his father. </p>
              <p>“Considering the fact that this Colombian guy was in
                New York opening a Cuban press agency, it would be
                unusual if he was not spied upon,” he said, adding that
                his father was aware of being followed by men who
                “appeared to communicate by whistling.” </p>
              <p>Garcia Marquez remained close friends with Fidel and
                was hyper-critical of U.S. presence in Latin America
                until <a
href="http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Garcia-Marquezs-Ashes-to-Rest-in-Peace-in-Cartagena-Colombia-20150812-0002.html">his
                  death in 2014.</a> </p>
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