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Brian Winter

Vice President, Policy, AS/COA and Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years.

Winter spent a decade living in Latin America as a journalist for Reuters, based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City. Since 2015, he has been based in New York City, overseeing Americas Quarterly’s growth into a must-read for Latin America’s most influential investors and opinion leaders, while more than tripling its readership online. He is also the author or co-author of four books about the region, including 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 ex-Colombian President Álvaro Uribe; and Long After Midnight, a memoir about his time in Argentina.

Winter is a regular presence in TV, radio, and print media, from NPR and CNN en Español to Folha de S.Paulo and the Wall Street Journal. Proficient in Spanish and Portuguese, he speaks frequently about Latin America’s past, present, and future to investors and general-interest audiences. Follow him on Twitter at @BrazilBrian.

Areas of Expertise: Brazil, Argentina, Latin American presidents


Contributions from Brian Winter

Video: The New Crop of Elected Officials in Brazil

Monday, May 13, 2019

After 100 days in office, three freshmen legislators from RenovaBR discussed lessons learned in Brazil's Congress. ... Play Video

NTN24: Brian Winter sobre "los 10 años de resaca" de América Latina

Sunday, May 12, 2019

El editor en jefe de Americas Quarterly habla con Efecto Naim de NTN24 sobre la década de la resaca, en base a un artículo publicado en la ultima edición de la revista. ... Play Video

Video: Beyond Silk and Silver – China's New Road in the Americas

Friday, April 26, 2019

At the Americas Quarterly issue launch event, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kimberly Breier urged the Western Hemisphere to hold Chinese influence and investment in the region accountable. ... Play Video