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.”
A British teenager is reported to have died in South America after taking hallucinogenic drugs during a tribal ritual.
Henry Miller, 19, from Bristol, was in a remote rainforest area of Colombia with other tourists when he took a drug called Yage, which can bring on vivid hallucinations.
Mr Miller went missing that night, and his body was reportedly dumped on a nearby dirt road.
A fellow traveller told the Daily Mail he saw Mr Miller take the drug, and described the affects he witnessed.
"He wasn't speaking, he was lashing out with his hands and feet," he said.
"Then he started making weird animal noises, pig sounds and at one point he tried to fly. He kept saying, 'What's going on, oh my God' and holding his face."
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".
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has said on Twitter:
'One thousand years of solitude and sadness at the death of the greatest Colombian of all time'
Mil años de soledad y tristeza por la muerte del más grande colombiano de todos los tiempos! Solidaridad y condolencias a la Gaba y familia
Los gigantes nunca mueren
Translation: The Giants never die
The works of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died today at his home in Mexico, outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.
Marquez was widely considered to be the greatest Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, and was often compared to literary giants like Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.
His epic 1967 novel One Hundred Years Of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.
Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at his home in Mexico at the age of 87, a source close to his family has confirmed.
The Colombian writer's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.
Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, Reuters has said.
Colombia's FARC rebels have freed a former US marine who was kidnapped in June while he trekked through the jungle in a known guerrilla area, the Red Cross has said.
Kevin Scott Sutay, an Afghanistan war veteran, had been backpacking through several Central and South American countries before he was captured.
He had been warned by police to abandon his plans to hike through what they called a "red zone" for rebel activity.
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The world's newest species, the olinguito, is the smallest member of the raccoon family and has thick, woolly fur, according to the Smithsonian Institute.
Here are some more facts about the olinguito:
Diet: The animal mainly eats fruit, but may also eat some insects and nectar.
Behaviour: Olinguitos are solitary animals that live in trees and are mostly nocturnal. It is an adept jumper that can leap from tree to tree in the forest canopy. Mothers raise a single baby at a time.
Habitat: It is found only in cloud forests of the northern Andes Mountains.
Range: They live in Ecuador and Colombia around 5,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level.