He went a couple of times to prison not for being a criminal or a political activist but for simply trying to be a decent man.
He has been married to the love of his life since 1982, having two beautiful and lovely daughters. He has two older children, three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
He left Cuba in 2005, happily settling in Miami, Florida, with his family.
He currently works as freelance bilingual writer and translator after earning his life as a garbage man, construction worker, and salesman.