Rius is the 2012 recipient of NACLA's La Conciencia del Pueblo Award for educating and informing readers through his artwork about progressive causes in the Americas. A longtime NACLA collaborator, Rius is a Mexican intellectual and political cartoonist who has published over 100 books that defend migrant workers, indigenous peoples, and the underprivileged, among others. His books have inspired generations of Mexican artists to voice their political and social ideals through art. His comics, like Los Agachados, and paperbacks like Cuba for Beginners and Marx for Beginners have become popular cultural references in Mexico and Latin America.
Filmed and edited by Ambre Auzanneau.