...on January 8 1959, he received the news that Fidel Castro had entered Havana in triumph.
García Márquez was jubilant. He went straight to the island to witness the founding of the new Cuban press agency, Prensa Latina, and was invited by Castro to set up an office in Bogota, where he spent the next two years energetically defending the Cuban revolution, first from Colombia and then from New York. During the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 his American visa was withdrawn, and he was forced to move again, this time to Mexico City, which became his permanent home.Except for all those mansions he had elsewhere;
He maintained homes in Colombia, Barcelona and Paris and continued to keep up his friendship with Fidel Castro, who gave him the use of a villa in Havana. During García Márquez’s frequent visits to Cuba, Castro would call on him as often as twice a day; the two men went fishing together, and talked about books and the nature of absolute power.For the Nobel prize winner, absolute power was for Fidel to exercise and him to slavishly admire. For the antidote, here's Chilean Alberto Fuguet back in 1997;
Not even The Telegraph had the cojones to include that in their obit.