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World Press Cartoon distinguishes the best

The World Press Cartoon 2019 awards the best-published cartoons, in Caldas da Rainha, on Saturday.

The director of the largest international cartoon and drawing show, António, whose awarding gala will take place on Saturday in Caldas da Rainha, is involved in a controversy after having a cartoon published in The New York Times on the 25th of April, cartoon in which the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is being guided by a dog with the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The drawing has generated much criticism of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, having been withdrawn by the newspaper who still issued a note with an apology.

But the controversy surrounding the cartoon that António has already said has no “anti-Semitic penchant” may still “motivate the taking of some measures“, by the author, who today reported having “asked for explanations about how that work went to The New York Times“.

António also believes that there were no negative reactions because of the cartoon in the gala that on Saturday awards the best cartoons published in newspapers and magazines around the world.

The winners of World Press Cartoon 2019 are from Brazil, Cuba, Spain, France, Mexico, Bulgaria, Turkey and Portugal and will be announced at the gala.

The French Elastics and the comedian Pedro Tochas precede the delivery of the prizes.

The award-winning works can be seen in an exhibition that will open on the night of the gala, where you can see 279 cartoons, editorial cartoons and humour drawings representing 147 publications from 49 countries.

The exhibition with free admission will be patent from May 4 to July 28.

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