Poor old Juan had a very tough life growing up:
Raised in the Episcopal branch of the Anglican church, of which is father, a boxing trainer, was a member. In 1958, his family moved to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He went on to graduate from Haverford College with a B.A. degree in philosophy in 1976.
After college, he immediately began his tenure at The Washington Post, for which he worked from 1976 to 1999. During his tenure at the Post, he held several positions, including editorial writer, op-ed columnist and White House correspondent.
I am surprised Juan was able to pull himself out of poverty!