Dumb Idea Rejected by Apathy

Link: Garcia Marquez hometown rejects name change |Reuters.com.

Life did not imitate art on Sunday when this town where Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born and first heard the ghost stories that would inform the "magical realism" of his novels, rejected a proposal to change its name to honor him.


After the polls closed in the late afternoon, Sanchez said
more than 90 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the
proposal. "But turnout was not high enough for the vote to
count," he conceded.

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