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Claver-Carone was born in Florida and raised in Madrid, Spain. Before going into political advocacy, he was an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law and as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School. Claver-Carone earned his B.A. degree magna cum laude from Rollins College, J.D. cum laude from The Catholic University of America and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
He is host of the foreign policy show "From Washington Al Mundo" on Sirius-XM's Cristina Radio (Channel 146).
Poder Magazine has recognized him as one of 20 entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and artists under 40 who are shaping the future of the US and the world.
He has written numerous columns in support of US policies against the Cuban military dictatorship, particularly the United States embargo against the Cuban regime, and in favor of a peaceful democratic transition in the island. He has taken part in various televised debates on US-Cuba relations.
He is presently Executive Director of Cuba Democracy Public Advocacy. In an independent capacity, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the US-Cuba Democracy PAC, which purports to be the largest, single foreign-policy political action committee in the United States, and the largest Hispanic political action committee in history.
He is also editor of the blog, Capitol Hill Cubans.
- US-Cuba Democracy PAC- Official Web Site for the US-Cuba Democracy PAC.
- Capitol Hill Cubans- Editor, Capitol Hill Cubans
- Yale Journal of International Affairs, "A Transformational Year in Cuba Policy"
- The New York Times, "Freedom First or Business First"
- PBS's Great Decisions Program, "Cuba After Castro"
- Huffington Post blog contributor