I rebel because they don‘t let me say what I want to
Pedro Roig was born on July 24, 1940 in Santiago de Cuba. His father was a lawyer, a notary and a history teacher, and his mother was an English language teacher. He has three brothers. Pedro was educated in a Jesuit school called Dolores, and considers that from the Jesuits, he received an excellent education. He fought against the Batista régime, so his parents decided to send him to the United States. After the victory of Fidel Castro‘s revolution, he returned to Cuba with high expectations. However, he later came to understand that Fidel Castro‘s regime was converting into a totalitarian system. He decided to go back to the United States to join the group of Cuban people in exile, who later became the 2506 Brigade. Due to the failure of the operation in the Bay of Pigs, he returned to the United States where he trained in Law and worked as director of the Radio and Television Martí. He also worked at the Cuban American National Foundation where he dedicated himself to influence the policy of the United States to weaken the government of Fidel Castro.