I was born in Habana to a family that fled Cuba with a taste of freedom, and the hope of building our own American Dream.
Being raised on the east coast, including South Florida and the New York metropolitan area, I grew up being told stories of the oppressive, Fidel Castro-led, Communist regime in Cuba, from which we and many others escaped. This experience forged the importance of liberty and profound pride for the United States of America, but it also made me aware of the fragility of freedom.
This passion for the pursuit of freedom helped me succeed in my studies as I graduated with advanced degrees and later taught at several USA Colleges and Universities.
That same passion led me to a career in journalism, where I interviewed a wide range of notable social and political leaders. I became the first Spanish-language journalist to work for an American network news division.
I then went on to work for the Republican Reagan Bush project called TV Marti. "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." Ronald Reagan
I covered hundreds of news stories at home and overseas, including Latin reporting and producing news from a Central American war zone in El Salvador
I've never wanted to be a politician, but I knew I had to speak up when fascism started to rear its ugly head here in America.
I saw would be dictators attempting to bring the nightmare of fascism to our country. These anti-democratic ideas would make this country look more like Russia and less like the American Dream.
As the child of Cuban immigrants and someone who knows the horrors of Communism firsthand, I had to do everything I could to stop this assault on the American Dream.
I'm a champion for freedom and liberty. I've fought Socialism and Communism. I'll never let it come to the USA. I want to make sure my children and the next generation enjoy the same freedoms my parents came seeking years ago.
I'm a sincere man and always speak my mind. I'm also an honest man, who is incapable of lying and believes in the truth always. The power of peace is always greater than the divisive forces that profit from hate. The transformative power of social change through scholarship is held up by the collective that supports it and makes it increasingly possible.
José Martí "I am a sincere man " One of the greatest Latin American poets of the 19th and 20th centuries.