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Colombian writer Garcia Marquez had secret Mexican daughter

For many years famend Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez stored the general public from figuring out about an intimate facet of his existence: He had a daughter with a Mexican author, with whom he had an extramarital affair within the early Nineteen Nineties.

The carefully guarded secret was once revealed by means of Colombian newspaper El Common on Sunday and showed to the Related Press by means of two family members of the Nobel Prize-winning writer, who is legendary for novels like ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ and ‘Love within the Time of Cholera’.

Garcia Marquez died in Mexico Town in 2014, the place 1000’s of his readers coated as much as see his casket in a live performance corridor. He was once married for greater than 5 a long time to Mercedes Barcha and the couple had two youngsters named Rodrigo and Gonzalo. They lived in Mexico Town for far in their lives.

El Common stated that within the early Nineteen Nineties Garcia Marquez had a daughter with Susana Cato, a author and journalist who labored with Garcia Marquez on two film scripts and who additionally interviewed him for a 1996 mag tale. Cato and Garcia Marquez named their daughter Indira: She is now in her early 30s and makes use of her mom’s surname.

Shani Garcia Marquez, one of the most author’s nieces, informed the AP that she had identified for years about her cousin Indira, however had no longer discussed her to the media as a result of her oldsters at all times requested her to be discrete about her uncle’s private existence.

Gabriel Eligio Torres Garcia, who may be a nephew of the Colombian author, stated he has been involved with Indira Cato thru social media, regardless that he hasn’t ever met her in individual.

“My cousins Rodrigo and Gonzalo informed me about her casually all over a reunion,” he stated.

Different participants of Garcia Marquez’s circle of relatives, cited by means of El Common, stated they’d no longer spoken concerning the author’s daughter in the past out of “admire” for Mercedes Barcha who died in August 2020. Torres Garcia stated that Indira Cato’s mom, Susana, had additionally been discrete about her daughter’s lineage, to stay her clear of the media highlight.

Indira Cato is now a documentary manufacturer in Mexico Town. She gained a number of awards for a 2014 documentary on migrants passing thru Mexico.

Garcia Marquez’ circle of relatives stated they didn’t wish to percentage her touch knowledge as a result of they weren’t approved to take action, and the AP may just no longer touch Indira Cato independently.

“She leads an excessively inventive way of life, like many of us on this circle of relatives,” stated Shani Garcia. “It makes us more than happy that she has shined on her personal.”

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