Pedro X. Molina, ICOA’s seventh writer in residence, has received the 2021 Gabo Award for Excellence from Fundación Gabo, the foundation created by the late Nobel Prize-winning writer and journalist Gabriel García Márquez. The award is one of the most prestigious in Latin American journalism.
“PxMolina’s work stands out for its visual delicacy and its deep reflection on events taking place in Nicaragua, Central America, and elsewhere, and hilarious irreverence,” the awards committee wrote. “His work has become a model for the genre of satire that adds value to the journalism profession and performs an important task of monitoring and criticizing power.”
Molina is currently an Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at Cornell’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. He has won several major awards, including the 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Award for coverage of Latin America from Columbia Journalism School and the 2018 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights Network International.