Antonio Helguera was born in Mexico City in 1965. He studied engraving at La Esmeralda National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving. In 1983, he began his career as a political cartoonist in the newspaper El Día. He continued this work at La Jornada (where his cartoons still appear regularly) and Siempre!, in addition to El Chahuistle and El Chamuco, magazines of which he was also the coeditor. In 1996 and 2002 he received the Premio Nacional de Periodismo (National Journalism Award).
His work mainly consists of cartoons about both Mexican and international politics. He is thought to use cartoons as a form of free speech, since it allows for important issues to be disseminated to the public regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds.
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