Rigoberto is a gay, slightly older man that Tacho meets in a Tijuana gay bar. He's wealthy, elegant, and kind, and Tacho is very attracted to him. Rigoberto dresses Tacho up like his partner, Wilivaldo, and smuggles Tacho over the border using Wilivaldo's passport. Rigoberto has a beautiful glass teapot that Tacho finds entrancing and absurdly beautiful.
Rigoberto Character Timeline in Into the Beautiful North
The timeline below shows where the character Rigoberto appears in Into the Beautiful North. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the bar, Tacho downs one martini and rebuffs a sad man's advances. A man named Rigoberto sits next to him and offers him a chocolate cigarette. Rigoberto comments on Tacho's bruised... (full context)