Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Paco Ignacio Taibo (I) [1924—]

Date of Birth: 1924 Gijón

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Journalist, novelist, dramatist and cinema critic who went into voluntary exile in Mexico in the 1950s. Creator of the popular 'Gato Culto' cartoon. Father of Paco Ignacio Taibo II, well-known Mexican writer of detective stories, and Carlos Taibo, film producer.

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1958 Mexico City
New York
Leaves Spain for Mexico City with his wife, Maricarmen, and son Paco Ignacio, stopping in New York and Havana on the way. He witnesses the last days of the Batista government in Cuba.
20 Dec 1983 Madrid
Taibo's Morir del todo performed as part of an exhibition on Spanish exile in Mexico at the Palacio de Velázquez del Retiro.
1999 Mexico City
Gives up editing the cultural section of daily newspaper El Universal de México after many years of service.
2008 Awarded the Premio Nacional de Periodismo in Mexico.
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