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Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego es un empresario mexicano, Fundador y Presidente de Grupo Salinas. Es un hombre cuyas convicciones y pensamiento se reflejan claramente en su obra así como en sus actividades empresariales. Es un hombre de familia, forjado en el valor del trabajo, la tenacidad, el esfuerzo y la pasión para alcanzar los sueños. Se considera un optimista nato.

Contador Público por el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, cuenta con una Maestría en negocios por la Universidad de Tulane; sin embargo, no cree que los títulos académicos otorguen conocimiento por encima de la experiencia. Desde muy joven desarrolló su instinto empresarial en diversos negocios. Imposible es una palabra que no está en su diccionario.

Lector apasionado de la historia, sus personajes, el arte, la ciencia, la tecnología así como los negocios y finanzas, gusta de compartir sus intereses y no duda en manifestar su opinión sobre diversos temas de interés, como lo hace regularmente en su blog. Sus ideas las ha expuesto el Foro Económico Mundial de Davos, en The Young President’s Organization, The Economist Mexico Business Roundtable, el Instituto de las Américas, la Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos, UCLA, TED, CAP, The Aspen Institute, The New York Forum, Universidad de Michigan, Universidad de Georgetown y la Escuela de Negocios de Harvard, donde usualmente trata asuntos relacionados con liderazgo, globalización, gobierno corporativo y las oportunidades en la base de la pirámide.

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An Idea Made Into an Image Will Never Be Forgotten

Una idea dibujada jamas sera olvidada

We recently awarded the winners of the second Caminos de la Libertad cartoon competition. This is a good time to offer some brief thoughts on the importance of cartoons as a medium for the defense of freedoms.

Political cartoons have a long tradition in Mexico of illustrating daily realities, often distorted by authoritarian governments that repressed freedom of expression. They offer an interesting perspective on Mexican history, as can be seen in the Cartoon Museum in Mexico City.

Through cartoons, artists have shaped society’s beliefs and thinking, using this powerful form of expression to take on the powers that be through humor. As the popular Mexican saying goes, "The truth emerges between jokes,” and indeed, Mexicans laugh at everything in society, even their misfortune. What politician would dare to suppress this?

Since the 19th century, publications such as "La Orquesta” and “El Ahuizote" used satire to expose hypocrisy. The latter featured illustrations of the great artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. This genre lends itself to witty criticism, and is a good medium for Mexicans, given their creativity and penchant for incisive humor.

For the above reasons, political cartoons are a very powerful vehicle for the defense of liberal ideas. With this in mind, at Caminos de la Libertad we support the expressions of this genre that defend and represent freedom, to promote reflection concerning this intrinsic value of humankind clearly, accessibly, and, of course, having fun in the process.

Today, great opportunities of expression are opening up for new generations of cartoonists through digital tools, both in the creation as well as the circulation of ideas.

In the face of persistent threats to freedoms by authoritarian rulers throughout the world, there is much to be done in the world of political cartoons and criticism.

Through Caminos de la Libertad, we support creators who  ̶  with their pencils, pens, and brushes as weapons  ̶  strive every day to defend the freedoms that we all enjoy, because a powerful idea made into an image will never be forgotten.

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Winners of the Second "Caminos de la Libertad" Caricature Awards

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First Place: "Vuelo". By: Gustavo Caballero


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Second Place: "La libertad del otro es nuestra libertad". By: Juan Carlos Salvador


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Third Place: "La libertad de los otros mexicanos". By: Juan Jacobo Acosta


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Honorable Mention: "¿La qué?. By: Dominic Becerra


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Honorable Mention: "Muros de la libertad". By: José Miguel Bahena


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Honorable Mention: "Libertad subjetiva". By: Kimberly Estrada


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Honorable Mention: "La vía de la libertad". By: Víctor López

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15.September.17
Ailin Morientes, CDMX:

Es muy interesante.

10.September.17
Jocelin Amador, Xalapa , Veracruz:

¡¡Excelente herramienta!!

07.September.17
Lourdes Azcuenaga , Los Angeles California:

¡Magnífico! ¡El arte, una herramienta que nos conecta con la imaginación y el razonamiento! ¡Una idea dibujada jamás será olvidada! Felicidades Don Ricardo

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