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Ciro Alegria

Ciro Alegria Bazan was a Peruvian journalist, politician, and novelist.

In 1930 Alegria joined the Aprista movement, dedicated to social reform as well as improving the welfare of native Peruvians. He was imprisoned several times for his political activities before finally being exiled to Chile in 1934.

Alegria returned to Peru in 1957. He joined President Fernando Belaunde Terry's party (Accion Popular) and was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1963. He died unexpectedly in Lima, Peru on February 17, 1967. After his death, his widow published many of his essays and reports he had written for various newspapers. He was 58 years old.

Related websites

New York Times obituary, February 17, 1967

Biographical sketch

Biographical sketch

"Broad and Alien is the World" - Merlin Press

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