Meet Author, Biologist René Corado

Life of an El Paso Woman

Mr. Corado with Guatemala President Jimmy MoralesMr. Corado (left) with Guatemala President Jimmy Morales.

Author, biologist and fellow blogger, René Corado has a very interesting story about his life and struggles as a young boy in Guatemala. I was so intrigued by his blog and book, El Lustrador (The Shoeshine Boy), I decided to ask him for an interview. Mr. Corado was more than willing to do an interview here on Life of an El Paso Woman. He has traveled the world and won numerous awards. He resides in Camarillo, California. 

 

Me: Tell us about your book, El Lustrador

This book is about the adventures of a shoeshine boy who ate from the trash in Guatemala. He sometimes had to fight with street dogs for a piece of fruit or a vegetable in the trash dump. He came to the U.S. without documents, an academic education or relatives to support him. He started as…

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