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Pedro X. Molina

Cartoonist Pedro Molina sitting among his political cartoons

Visiting Critic

Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina is an Artist Protection Fund fellow and visiting critic in the Einaudi Center’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS). In Nicaragua, Molina was a well-known political cartoonist whose work regularly skewered the government of President Daniel Ortega. He fled the country in December 2018, when government forces raided and occupied the offices of his main outlet, Confidencial.

Cornell Chronicle: Nicaraguan Cartoonist Finds Refuge at Einaudi Center

At Cornell, Molina gives workshops and lectures and interacts with faculty and students. In spring 2022, he will teach a class in cartooning. He also continues to produce cartoons for Confidencial and other publications. His work was recognized in October 2021 with the 2021 Gabo Award for Excellence, one of the most prestigious journalism prizes in Latin America. Molina was a visiting scholar at Ithaca College from 2019 until 2021.

Cartoon Gallery

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  • Faculty
  • LACS Visiting Scholar