Rayma is a Venezuelan press cartoonist. For 19 years, she has published her cartoons in El Universal, one of Venezuela’s most important newspapers. In September 2014, she was fired from her job for publishing a cartoon portraying Hugo Chávez’s signature that criticized the health care system in Venezuela. After constant threats due to her cartoons, she was forced to leave the country and is now living in exile in the United States.
Rayma was awarded the Interamerican Society Press Prize (2005) and the Pedro Leon Zapata Prize as Venezuelan Best Cartoonist (2000, 2009). She is part of the organization Cartooning for Peace and gives conferences on the defense of human rights for the Freedom House organization and the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway.