Janet MacGillivray and Lee Ziesche

Thousands Gather in New Orleans to Protest Sale of New Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf of Mexico

In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ masterpiece 100 Years of Solitude, the story of generations doomed to repeat history, the town of Macondo never learns from the past and is eventually wiped off the map. In a chilling and unconsciously ironic foretelling, BP nicknamed the ill fated oil field where the Deepwater Horizon oil exploded “Macondo.”

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