Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez was born on 16 October 1958, in Miami. He is the son of a humble family. His parents are Antonio Guerrero Cancio (diseased) and Mirta Rodríguez Pérez.
In 1959, just a few days away from the triumph of the Revolution, his parents decided to return to Cuba and participate in the tasks of the revolutionary process. His student history begins in 1962, when he registered at Lazo de la Vega Primary School.
He had an ascending performance at school and excelled as one of the best students of his group. Subsequently, he registered at José María Heredia Secondary School, where he studied during the seventh and eighth grades. He pursued his ninth grade studies at the Vento Vocational School.
In 1973, he pursued his high school studies at Vladimir Ilich Lenin Vocational School, where he continued to stand out by obtaining high marks and enthusiastically participating in extracurricular activities. He was appointed president of the Federation of Middle-Level Students at regional level in Boyeros municipality. In 1974, he joined the Young Communist League.
Upon completion of his high-school studies, he was granted a scholarship to study aerodrome engineering at the former Soviet Union, and in 1983, he graduated with excellent academic results. It is recorded in his evaluation as a student that he is a true example of a revolutionary student.
Upon his return to Cuba, he was assigned to Cubana de Aviación and started to work as an expert in aerodrome architecture. In a very short time, he earned the position of chief of the aerodrome section in the airport. He was secretary general of the grass-root committee, held the position of secretary and the responsibilities for ideological affairs at the committee of the Young Communist League.
In 1989, he was granted membership into the Cuban Communist Party. At that time, he married Delgis Cabrera Puentes, and from this union his son, Antonio Guerrero Cabrera, was born.
He continued working at Antonio Maceo airport, where he received an exceptionally positive evaluation for the main task assigned to him: the expansion of the airstrip of said airport, which was taken as an example of construction model.
In 1991, he married Niccia Pérez Barreto, a Panamanian citizen, and both go and live in Panama. From this union, his second son, Gabriel Eduardo Guerrero, was born.
Subsequently, he traveled to the United States, where he does several temporary jobs. In the United States he led an austere and simple life, and earned limited economic income by working as a helper at a maintenance garage in Cayo Hueso. There, he met US citizen Margaret Bécquer, Maggy, with whom he lived several years and married in 1998.
Maggy knew about Guerrero’s collaboration as a result of his detention and as from that time on she has kept an attitude of moral and material support, by periodically visiting him on jail and organizing a group of poems composed by Antonio for their publishing. Likewise, she maintains relations with Antonio’s family in Cuba.
Antonio is a person of deep ideological convictions. Despite the close familiar and affective links uniting him with his mother and sister and his attachment to his country, he did not hesitate to sacrifice these experiences in exchange of assisting his homeland abroad.
He was respected and loved by his coworkers, because of his good character, happy mood and willingness to help the needy.
Despite living within the US society, being married to a US citizen and having a stable job, he kept and cultivated his cultural roots and Cuban traditions.
Tony’s closest family is composed of his mother, Mirta Rodríguez Pérez, (retired) and his sister, María Eugenia Guerrero Rodríguez, who keeps close relations and has a high affinity with his brother.
Bernardo Menéndez (a renowned Cuban actor who passed away) was Tony’s stepfather and a special contributor to his training and education.
Tony maintains a systematic exchange of letters and phone calls from the prison facility with his son and other relatives, who also give him an excellent attention.