Monero from La Jornada Antonio Helguera dies

On Friday night the opinion coordinator of La Jornada, Luis Hernández, announced through his Twitter account about the death of the monero Antonio Helguera.

La Jornada pointed out that the cartoonist He died of a heart attack at the age of 55.

“It hurt me a lot to learn of the death of Antonio Helguera. It is not a common place to affirm that it is an irreparable loss; he leaves a void impossible to fill: he was not only a good citizen, but a creative man loyal to just causes” wrote the president Lopez Obrador on his Twitter account. Just on Tuesday I had met him at the National Palace.

The president also expressed his condolences to the illustrator’s family and friends.

In October 2020 the cartoonist gave an interview to THE UNIVERSAL on media and freedom of expression.

Also read: Before, the media were dominated by the opinionocrats: Helguera, cartoonist for La Jornada

Antonio Helguera was born on November 8, 1965, in Mexico City. He studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” and in 1983 began his career as a political cartoonist, in the newspaper El Día.

A year later, he continued his work in the newspaper La Jornada, as well as in the magazine Siempre !, El Chahuistle and El Chamuco.

The condolences were also joined by Alejandra Frausto, Secretary of Culture, who said: “What sadness, pain and anger your departure: unexpected, at the wrong time. We will always have your sharpness, your humor and refined intelligence. Have a good trip to the companion of the best causes. We will pay tribute to you ”.

For his part, the president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), Arturo Zaldívar, indicated: “I am very sorry for the death of the great monero Antonio Helguera. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace”.

The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, remembered the monero as “Brilliant, funny, assertive, critical, always committed.”

Antonio Helguera is also remembered because in 2017 he was awarded the “La Catrina” award, a distinction awarded by the International Cartoon and Cartoon Meeting (EICH), within the framework of the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

With information from Antonio Díaz

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