Outstanding people from Colombia

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Gabriel García Márquez

(6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) he was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.[2] He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism.

Quotes

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.

He who awaits much can expect little.

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.

I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.

Mariana Pajón

(born 10 October 1991 in Medellín) she is a Colombian cyclist, Olympic Gold Medalist and BMX World Champion.[2]

She won her first national title at age of 5 and her first world title at 9. Overall, she is the winner of 14 world championships, 2 national championships in the United States, 9 Latin American Championships and 10 Pan American championships. She also won Gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, on 10 August. Pajon's achievements in BMX have earned her the nickname "Queen of BMX".

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Caterine Ibargüen

(born 12 February 1984)[1] she is a Colombian athlete competing in high jump, long jump and triple jump.[2][3] Her notable medals include two gold medal in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and two gold medal in the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2015 Pan American Games.
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Paulina Vega Dieppa

born January 15, 1993 is a Colombian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Colombia 2013 and also Miss Universe 2014 in Doral, USA.[1] She is the second Colombian woman to win the Miss Universe pageant.
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Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara

born July 10, 1972)[3] is a Colombian-American actress, comedian, producer, television host, model and businesswoman.
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The Many, Many, Many Mispronunciations of Gloria from Modern Family