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Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'delicate' after pneumonia

Published 17/04/2014 | 14:31

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An ambulance is seen parked inside the garage of the home of Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City March 8, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Bernardo Montoya

Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said.

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Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his home since being released last week.

Garcia Marquez, 87, whose career has spanned journalism to fantastical novels that defined the genre of magical realism, lives in Mexico City.

Speaking outside the hospital earlier this month, his son Gonzalo Garcia, said the author was never under emergency care, and is with family.

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