Pedro Oscar Bachoir Caparó was born
in Arequipa, Peru on August 28, 1967.
Without a word of farewell, he left us with
sorrow when he passed away on November 21, 2003.
Oscar A. Bachoir acquired his elementary
and high school education from 1974-'84 at La Salle School in Arequipa, and
studied in 1982-'83 at Downey High School in Downey, California. In 1986-'87,
he expanded his education in Philosophy at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, and
from 1988-'93, studied law at the Catholic University Santa María in
At age 13, Oscar had founded the Cultural
Society "SK," or "Star King" in Arequipa and at 16, founded a library in
coordination with the Cultural Society. At 19, he was professor of English at
the Peruvian Cultural Institute and at 21, published his first children's
story, "El Libertador de los Gatos" ("The Liberator of
the Cats"). At 22, he published the first edition of his novel,
"La Ciudad de Las Almas Perdidas" ("The City of the Lost
By 24, Oscar was professor of languages at
University of San Agustin in Arequipa, and in 1991, he published the second
edition of "La Ciudad de las Almas Perdidas" (both
editions were sold out). In 2001, he published "Tiempo y
Espacio" ("Time and Space"), a scientific and philosophic essay for
social sciences students. On January 18, 2002, he earned a Doctor's degree of
philosophy from the prestigious National University of San Agustin in
Pedro Oscar Bachoir Caparó had
special facility for languages, demonstrating great skill in Spanish, French
and English. For many years he was translator for Special Services, Inc., and
his command of English was expressed in his poem, "Dove," which was chosen for
publication by the National Library of Poetry and the Amherst Society, both of
Demonstrating his love of travel, Oscar
visited Mexico, for which he had special affection and a dream of living there
because of its rich culture and traditions. In 1993, he traveled from Moquegua,
Peru, to the U. S. via Ecuador and Colombia, financed by 1,500 stickers he
designed on one of his trips to the U. S. and bearing the slogan, "For my
country I carry the flag of Peace."
In 1994 in Cathedral City, California, he
wrote his memoirs and filmed a testimony, "Entre la luz y las sombras; pero
nunca en la oscuridad" ("Between the light and the shadows; but never in the
darkness"). Before his last journey to the U. S. in 1993, Oscar wrote a
conference about "El Amor" ("The Love"), presented to the French Alliance of
Arequipa, where he studied French.
Oscar left numerous articles, essays,
children's short stories and other items, published in a supplement to the
newspaper "Arequipa Al Día," known as "The Fantastic" and "Billiquen."
These materials are being collected and compiled.
Pedro Oscar Bachoir Caparó admired
the poetic work of his parents, who influenced and inspired him in his own
literary output. His deep sense of friendship and generosity were among his
best qualities and to the fullest extent possible. Oscar A. Bachoir loved life,
his country and was an affectionate and loving father. He shared this love with
his daughter, Daniela Alexis, every moment he could.