Ricardo came to Port-de-Paix from another village, riding on top of a bus.  He used to sleep on the roof of the police station in Port-de-Paix because he was afraid and felt that the police station was the safest place to be. He can still remember how cold he was when the rain would beat on his back but he had nothing to cover himself with. Ricardo is a good student, and aspires to become a lawyer someday.