Agustín del Moral Tejeda. Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico, 1956. Novelist, journalist and social activist. He was a member of the PRT (Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores – The Workers’ Revolutionary Party) between 1978 and 1992. Between 1985 and 1987, he coordinated ‘El istmo en la cultura’, a supplement of Diario del Istmo (Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz), which in 1987 shared (with the Gaceta del FCE) the National Prize for Journalism in the field of Cultural Disclosure. In 1997 the University of Veracruz published his novel Nuestra alma melancólica en conserva. He is now editorial coordinator of the university’s publishing house.
‘The Mexican Pelé’ is an extract taken from his creative non-fiction book Un crack mexicano: Alberto Onofre, published in 2003 by Ficticia and UV Editorial.