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Roberto Ampuero is an author and a columnist for the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio. He has published many novels, a collection of short stories, as well as memoirs and political essays. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Ampuero has been the Chilean Ambassador to Mexico and has also held the cabinet post of Minister of Culture. He obtained his PhD and MA at the University of Iowa in the USA, and his BA at the Universidad de la Habana in Cuba.