Vladdo was born in Armenia, Colombia in the year 35 B.E. (before the 1999 earthquake). Since 1986, he has tormented the readers of Colombia's main newspapers and magazines with his cartoons. For reasons still under investigation, he won the Colombian National Journalism Prize three times. At present, the newsmagazine "Semana-- where "Aleida appears, against his will, every week-- is putting up with him.