Before leaving Cuba, he was a member of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC).
He is a specialist in International Journalism (Middle East).
He worked for several years as a journalist, script writer and program director on Cuban Radio and Television, in Cienfuegos and Havana, Cuba.
In this capacity, he received the following awards:
- National Prize for a Television Documentary, “El Martí que conocemos” (The Martí We Know), 1989
- Prize of the National Festival of Cuban Radio in 1992, in the genre of Non-Dramatized Historical Program
In the documentary field, he worked in conjunction with the American director Estela Bravo in 1999 as the script writer for the documentary Fidel, about the life of the Cuban leader.
He has given conferences, workshops, seminars and courses about journalistic techniques for television, radio, and the press in Spain, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and Argentina.
Disillusioned for personal reasons by the journalism produced in his country, he decided to abandon active work in this field in 1992, dedicating himself fully to literature and collaborations with foreign news magazines and agencies. Among the most recent is noted his collaboration for a book of interviews, Vanidad aparte (Vanity Aside), from LIBRUSA, as well as his regular collaborations on several of the most important Latin American journals.
For five years he worked at the magazine Contrapunto de América Latina (Latin American Counterpoint), in charge of the Cultural Calendar section.
In 2007 he founded OtroLunes – Revista Hispanoamericana de Cultura (OtroLunes, Spanish American Journal of Culture), which he presently directs.
As a journalist he collaborates with various newspapers, radios and TV Programs like El Espectador, of Colombia; El Cotidiano, of Spain; Welt am Sonntag, of Germany; the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, of Switzerland and the news service of Arab Press Service AlJazeera and the German press agency Deutsche Welle (DW) and several television programs also in the Deutsche Welle.