Founder of the Nicaraguan Democratic Movement and a Nicaraguan businessman. He was also, at one point, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to Costa Rica.
He was one of the supposedly moderate members of the Junta of National Reconstruction.
He is a member of Phi Iota Alpha.
He was first married to Indiana Cardenal Caldera with whom he had four children; his second wife is a Costa Rican woman.
He and Humberto Ortega were affiliated with the FSLN.