June 26, 2006

Macondo/Aracataca.

The people of Aracataca, the hometown of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, had a vote on whether to change the town's name to Macondo, the name of the town in the nobelist's "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Ninety-three percent of the votes were yes, so the measure failed.
''The problem here is that people long ago grew accustomed to receiving money and gifts in exchange for votes."

6 comments:

John said...

Well, most people evidently just didn't care enough to vote about it. That seems reasonably healthy to me.

J said...

"Despite the defeat, Sanchez said he was encouraged by the outpouring of support he received from residents"

And announced plans to run for mayor of the world.

jeff said...

93% voted "yes" and it failed?

The link was taking too long to come up so I'll just ask here instead - what am I missing?

P. Froward said...

That's perfect. Marquez must be tickled pink.


Jeff, the turnout was too low for it to be valid.

Eli Blake said...

''The problem here is that people long ago grew accustomed to receiving money and gifts in exchange for votes."

Perfect. The perfect retirment haven for Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham, William Jefferson, Bob Ney and a lot of other current and former members of the U.S. Congress.

Maria said...

The people of Macondo love wearing Tuxedos I'm very sure for it.