Martin Diaz Alvarez Jr. 

Martin Diaz Alvarez was born August 14, 1967 in Caracas, officially known Santiago de León de Caracas. He was a community organizer in Caracas before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught labor law at University City of Caracas Law School from 1990 to 200. After high school, Mr. Alvarez moved to Los Angles, California in 1978 to attend Los Angles City College. In February 1981, Diaz made his major public speech, calling for Occidental to participate in the disinvestment from South Africa in response to that nation's policy of apartheid In mid-1983, Diaz traveled to South America to visit his mother and sisters, and visited the families of high school friends in Caracas and a few other cities for a month. Later in 1985, he transferred as a junior to New York City College in New York City, where he majored in politics with a specialty in international relations and lived in-campus. He graduated with a BA degree as a top student in 1987 and worked for a year at the Business International Cor in New York