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Álvaro Vargas Llosa

Álvaro Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian-Spanish writer and political commentator and public speaker on international affairs. He is also the writer and presenter of a documentary series for National Geographic Channel on contemporary Latin American history that is being shown around the world. He leads the business advisory committee of the Fundación International para la Libertad (FIL). He was very involved in the struggle for the return of democracy in Peru at the end of the 1990s and the years 2000/1.

Vargas Llosa is the eldest son of writer and Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa (and his father's heir apparent to the Marquisate of Vargas Llosa) and his second wife (and first cousin) Patricia Llosa. He is the brother of UNHCR representative Gonzalo Vargas Llosa and photographer Morgana Vargas Llosa. In 1992, he married Susana Abad, with whom he had a son, Leandro, and a daughter, Aitana. He and his wife are legally separated. He is based in Washington, D.C. but spends a few months a years in Europe, and holds both the Peruvian and Spanish citizenships.

Álvaro Vargas Llosa ia senior fellow at the Independent Institute, who has been a nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group, and is the author of the book Liberty for Latin America, which obtained the 2005 Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for its contribution to the cause of freedom. He has received numerous awards for his journalistic work as well as for his defense of freedom and liberal democracy under the rule of law. He was appointed Young Global Leader 2007 by the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2012, Foreign Policy magazine nominated him one of the top 50 public intellectuals in the Spanish-speaking world. In 2021, he was awarded the 'Thomas Jefferson Award' by the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) for his contribution to liberty.

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Some of their strengths

Álvaro Vargas Llosa has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intuitive, Intelligent, Imaginative, Intellectual, Independent, Analytical, and Innovative.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Álvaro Vargas Llosa is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Álvaro Vargas Llosa well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Álvaro Vargas Llosa as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Álvaro Vargas Llosa is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Álvaro Vargas Llosa tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Álvaro Vargas Llosa's challenges

While Álvaro Vargas Llosa has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Álvaro Vargas Llosa can be Unrealistic, Rebellious, Irritable, Indecisive, Emotionally Distant, Arrogant, and Status-seeking.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Álvaro Vargas Llosa's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Álvaro Vargas Llosa must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Irritable and Moody

Álvaro Vargas Llosa is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Álvaro Vargas Llosa also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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