Although he was born in Vigo (1958), he prefers to say he is Portuguese. He studied Journalism and Theatre in Madrid. He has worked for the newspapers El País (he covered Sarajevo and was a correspondent in Africa for 5 years) and ABC (for which he was a correspondent in NY and now is the Director of the Masters in Journalism). Among his books are: Diccionario de Nueva York, Mar Atlántico. Diario de una travesía and Fracaso de Tánger.