Paco Calderón

Journalist, Person

1959 –


Who is Paco Calderón?

Francisco "Paco" Calderón is a Mexican political cartoonist. He currently draws for the newspapers that belong to the Grupo Reforma.

Calderón began his career in 1976 publishing in national newspaper El Heraldo de México and later in Excélsior. From 1983 he was published in Monterrey's El Norte and later other newspapers belonging to Grupo Reforma as well as Mural, Palabra and other newspapers and magazines.

Calderón has participated in several radio and television programs, narrating the biographies of historical figures as well as giving political commentary. He was awarded the National Journalism Prize in 1992 in the cartoon category and in 2004 for his editorial column "Calderón en Reforma".

He has published several books, the most notable of which are El Descontrol de Precios and La Lata del Domingo. Unlike most Mexican cartoonists, Mr. Calderon sternly supports free market economics and policies. Due to his criticism of the Mexican Left and its leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the latter dubbed him "monero de la derecha".

Paco Calderón is not related to Mexico's President Felipe Calderón.

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Also known as
  • Paco Calderon
Lived in
  • Mexico City

on July 23, 2013


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