The mail goal of the new center, which will be based in Cartagena de Indias, will be the advancement of freedom of thought and creativity, as well as the commemoration and promotion of the Nobel winner’s legacy.
The director of the Foundation for a New Iberoamerican Journalism (Fundación para un Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, FNPI), Jaime Abello, has announced the creation of the Gabo Center in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), dedicated to research and promote the works and the legacy of the Colombian writer and journalist Gabriel “Gabo” García Márquez. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the seminar “One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Caravan of Tales” («Cien años de soledad: una caravana de historias»), which had been taught since Wednesday at the King Juan Carlos University as a part of their summer classes. Abello, who is in charge of the foundation created by García Márquez himself, has explained that the main goal of the new center will be to “promote freedom of thought and creativity,” as well as to promote and disseminate the writer’s legacy, particularly among children, young adults, and minorities. “There is still a lot to discover about this author,” said Abello, after expressing his confidence that the new Gabo Center, which will open for business on 2018, will be a reference center devoted to everything about the Colombian man of letters. In the meantime, as it has been explained, the FNPI has been holding meetings with other institutions, in Spain as well as in Latin America, in an effort to reach agreements that will allow them to finalize the project.
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