Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly magazine and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, columnist, and analyst, Winter is a leading expert on Latin America and a frequent speaker for international media, events, and conferences.
Based in New York City since 2015, Winter has led the relaunch of Americas Quarterly, more than doubling its online readership and expanding its coverage of politics, business, and culture in the Western Hemisphere. Previously, throughout a decade in Latin America as a correspondent for Reuters, he was based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City. Winter is the author or coauthor of four books about Latin America: Why Soccer Matters, a New York Times bestseller he wrote with Brazilian soccer legend Pelé; The Accidental President of Brazil, co-authored with former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso; No Lost Causes, with Colombian ex-President Álvaro Uribe; and Long after Midnight at the Nino Bien, a memoir about his time in Argentina.
Winter has been a featured speaker at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of the Americas, the Chautauqua Institution, and other events focused on international relations and investment trends. Proficient in Spanish and Portuguese, he has appeared on NPR, BBC, CNBC, CNN, CNN en Español, and Univision. He has been quoted as a policy analyst in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Folha de S.Paulo, O Globo, and numerous other publications around the Americas.
Areas of Expertise: Brazil, Argentina, Latin American presidents