Cuban journalist and essayist. Author of the books Essays on Identity (1993), Of History, Myths and Men (1999), Utopia Re-Armed (2002) and Rebel Venezuela (2006), among others. Part of the editorial team for the History of Cuban Literature in Three Volumes, prepared by the Institute of Literature and Linguistics. Founded and directed Countercurrent magazine (1995-2004) and the Cuban Film Institute's Countercurrent Videotheque (2003-2007). Currently the director of La Calle del Medio, a publication of opinion and debate. Recipient in 2002 of the Distinction in National Culture award.