Frank Argote-Freyre is a scholar of Latin American history at Kean University, Mr. Argote-Freyre received his Ph.D from Rutgers University in 2004. His first book, Fulgencio Batista: From Revolutionary to Strongman was published in 2006. His second book, A Brief History of the Caribbean, coauthored with Danilo Figueredo, was published in 2008. He was assistant editor of the Encyclopedia of Cuba (2003). Mr. Argote-Freyre is involved in many social causes, including the struggle for immigrant rights and social justice. He served as Chair of the New Jersey Commission on New Americans. Argote-Freyre is the President Emeritus of the Latino Action Network and Director of the Latino Coalition. Earlier in his career, he worked as a journalist and columnist for 10 years and as a congressional press secretary.