Manuel is a journalist originally from Venezuela. He has worked as a TV producer for several channels in Venezuela and the US. Since 2006, Manuel has been involved with Amnesty International Venezuela starting as an activist and then as a campaigner and press officer. In 2013, he moved to Miami to work with Amnesty as the Director of Play 4 Amnesty, a project designed to increase awareness of human rights issues among Latino communities in South Florida. In 2016, Manuel decided to get more involved in organizing the latino communities in Florida and Virginia, focusing on civil and political rights. Now he is part of the Immigrant Advocacy Program with the Farmworker Unit at LAJC, conducting outreach to farmworkers across the Commonwealth.