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Alejandro Guevara Onofre

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Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Within a span of three years, Alejandro Guevara Onofre has produced a host of high-quality articles/essays about cultures of the world, "re-discovering countries" and exploring exotic locations -from Chad to Vietnam, from Kosovo to the paradise island of Dominica - and new biographies (from such disparate individuals as Halle Berry, Alicia Alonso, José Gamarra Zorrilla, Raúl Castro Ruz, and Mario Vargas Llosa). He also has made a name for himself as an expert on Summer Olympics, becoming the top "Olympian author" at; stories based on athletic perseverance and Olympian spirit in global sports, including the United States of America. Under this backdrop, he has declared himself as "the world's No. 1 fan of the Olympics".

He enjoys outdoor sports, listening to American/Briton music and reading in almost all subjects fields (about three books a week; all in English) - from the ancient city of Angkor Wat and South Korea's education system to Alaska's wildlife and dictatorships during Cold War.

Alejandro is of mixed Italian, Spanish, African and Peruvian heritage. After dropping out of high school, he, an only child, majored in journalism and political science. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish and he has a good working knowledge of Portuguese. He professes to be an admirer of David Wallechinsky (Olympian expert), Harry Oppenheimer (anti-apartheid South African industrialist), Margaret Thatcher, Anthony Nesty, Jimmy Carter, and Oprah Winfrey, among others.

His favorites books are "Margaret Thatcher: a Portrait of the Iron Lady" (by John Blundell); "The Foreign Policy of the GDR in Africa" (Gareth M. Winrow); "Burundi: Biography of a Small African Country" (Nigel Watt); and "Sport and Physical Education in China" (James Riordan & Robin E. Jones).

Alejandro's All-Time favorite songs are...! First: "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan; runner-up: "Secret" by OMD;3- "Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross; 4- "Ebony Eyes" by Bob Welch;5- "Ciao Mamma" by Lorenzo Jovanotti;6- "Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac; 7-"After the Lovin" by Engelbert Humberdick.

From 2008 on, his favorite motto is: " You learn from mistakes, but success gives you courage to go on and do even more" by South Africa's pioneer surgeon Christiaan N. Barnard (1922-2001).

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