Jorge Aliaga Cacho has written “La Casa de la Magdalena” (1977), a story of Simon Bolívar´s house in Peru; “Essays of Resistance” (1991), three essays about Latin Américan history, “Terrorism in Perú” (1995), a factual book about the war between the Peruvian State and the insurgent orgnisations; Sendero Luminoso and MRTA, “Secreto de desamor” (2007), a novel of a man’s journey through the jungles of Perú and through the social and internal struggles of three different women, each of which being very typical of Peru. He has also translated into English, José Carlos Mariátegui’s essay, “El destino de Norte América”. Aliaga is now completing his book of short stories “Mufida la Angolesa y otros cuentos”.
Jorge Aliaga was born in Lima, Peru. Since 1981 has been living in Scotland and studied at the universities of Glasgow, St Andrews and Edinburgh. He graduated with honours at the University of Glasgow receiving a master's degree in Sociology with Hispanic Studies.
He was a founder of the Scottish Peruvian Friendship Society, President of Latin American Society of the University of Glasgow, NUPE shopsteward, founder member of the Communist Party of Scotland and the Socialist Party of Scotland.