BOGOTA (REUTER) - Colombia`s Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is "disgusted" with his homeland and has decided not to return until President Ernesto Samper leaves office in August 1998, a business associate said. "He doesn`t want to return. He`s disgusted, scandalised by what`s going on in the country and disillusioned with the government," Maria Elvira Samper, director of the QAP television news programme, told. Garcia Marquez, 69, put Colombia on the literary map 30 years ago with the publication of "One Hundred Years of Solitude." The book, his masterpiece, has since sold more than 30 million copies and been translated into 36 languages. He urged President Samper to step down at the height of last year`s political crisis, which stemmed from charges that Samper knowingly received drug money to back his 1994 election campaign. Asked why Garcia Marquez, a longtime resident of Mexico City, had decided against returning home, Samper, who is not related to the president, said "because of everything - the politics, the violence, the government." She said he had been especially put off by the government`s recent call for a law that would allow it to evaluate the content of news programmes twice yearly and decide whether the programme should remain on the air. The government has since announced plans to revoke legislation creating the law. Garcia Marquez is a leading shareholder in QAP, one of Colombia`s top TV news programmes. Garcia Marquez has homes in Bogota and Cartagena and has family members in Colombia whom he has visited freqently. His latest book is a non-fiction account of a string of political kidnappings carried out by Colombian drug lords as part of their fight against extradition to the United States.