Notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar has left the Colombian countryside a strange legacy.
On his jungle ranch 200 miles northwest of Bogota in the 1980s, Escobar built himself a small zoo and smuggled in elephants, giraffes and - among other things- four hippos. When the ranch was seized in the 1990s all the animals were impounded, except the hippos.
The hippos thrived and bred well. Now nobody knows for sure how many of them there are or what to do with them. Local environmental chiefs estimate between 50-60, with most still living in the lake at the ranch.
In 2008, National Geographic filmed the Escobar hippos.
A British teenager has died in a remote rainforest area of Colombia after reportedly taking drugs during a tribal ritual.
Henry Miller, 19, was with other tourists when he took Yage, which brings on vivid hallucinations and supposedly spiritual experiences, in the remote town of Mocoa in the Putumayo region, The Daily Mail reports.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national on 23 April in Colombia. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”
Known affectionately to friends and fans as 'Gabo', Garcia Marquez had just returned from hospital after suffering a bout of pneumonia, doctors have said.
Although "One Hundred Years of Solitude" was his most popular creation, other classics from Garcia Marquez included "Autumn of the Patriarch", "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Chronicle of a Death Foretold".