Mario Robles Patiño, with
CRNI President Joel Pett[/caption]CRNI’s 2009 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning was given to Mexican cartoonist Mario Robles Patiño.
Mario was beaten up in broad daylight for daring to draw cartoons critical of the governor of Oaxaca and the local ruling party. During the assault he was told he would be eliminated if he continued. Despite the assault and the death threat, Mario continued to draw such cartoons. Learn of Mario’s tremendous courage in the Americas section of our Art to Die For collection.
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