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 and columnist, Brian is a leading expert on Latin America and a frequent speaker for international media and events.
Based in New York City since 2015, Brian 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, while covering Latin America for a decade as a correspondent for Reuters, he was based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City. Brian is the author or coauthor of four books about Latin America, including Why Soccer Matters, a New York Times bestseller he wrote with Brazilian soccer legend Pelé; The Accidental President of Brazil, coauthored with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso; No Lost Causes, with President Álvaro Uribe; and Long after Midnight at the Nino Bien, a memoir about his time in Argentina.
Brian has been a featured speaker at the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Economic Forum, 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, among others. 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. He can be found on Twitter at @BrazilBrian.
Areas of Expertise: Brazil, Argentina, Latin American presidents
Contributions from Brian Winter
Brazilian authorities detained Luis Inácio "Lula" Da Silva, the former president, on March 4 in connection with an ongoing investigation into government corruption. In an interview with CNBC, AS/COA Vice President Brian Winter spoke about what the incident means for Brazil's democracy and economy. Winter noted that "Brazil's judicial system is independent. ... Play Video