(Colombia) Colombian writer and journalist. He began studying Law at Rosario University, although soon after he moved to Paris and studied Politics. In Paris, he experienced an event that was to leave a mark on his generation: May 1968. However, Caballero was unable to continue his studies, and had to return to Bogota. He later returned to Europe, where he travelled through Italy, Greece, Spain and the UK. He moved to London and started work at the BBC and The Economist magazine. He later moved to Rome, where he lived for a year, before moving to Greece. There he settled in Cephalonia, where he subsisted on the drawings he would sell once a week. He has worked for newspapers and magazines like Cambio 16, Alternativa, El Tiempo, El Espectador and Semana. In 1994 he received the Simón Bolívar Prize for his political caricatures. Caballero has also published a number of books, including the novel Sin remedio (1984). He currently writes an opinion column for the magazine Semana. This are some of his latest publications: Luis Caballero erótico (2010), Comer o no comer y otras notas de cocina (2014) and Historia de Colombia y sus oligarquías (2018).
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