By Blas Matamoro 1969
Blas Matamoro was born on January 11, 1942 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied law at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, obtaining his degree in 1966. He worked as an education professor and as a lawyer. He was lawyer of political prisoners from the Commission of Families of Political Detainees (Comisión de Familiares de Detenidos Políticos, COFADE). After the Argentine dictatorship banned by decree his book titled Olimpo for attacking the traditions of the national identity and Christian morality, Matamoro emigrated to Madrid in 1976. He was editor of Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional) and collaborated in diverse media as literary and music critic. In 2013, “Tres Rosas Amarillas” published a collection of his short stories under the title of La sonrisa de la Gioconda (Gioconda’s Smile).