Editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly magazine, recognized as a “Washington and Wall Street insider”

  • Expert on Latin America and its relationship with Washington and Wall Street
  • Expert on “Car Wash” anti-corruption probe
  • Vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • A best-selling author and columnist
  • While covering Latin America for a decade as a correspondent for Reuters, he was based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Mexico City
  • Author or co-author of four books about Latin America
  • Proficient in Spanish and Portuguese

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.

Recognized as a “Washington and Wall Street insider”, sharing with clients in Latin America how their own countries (whether it’s Peru, Argentina or Colombia) are perceived in the US, what investors and policymakers are thinking, and what the general outlook is. At the Council, he spends all of his time at that intersection of Latin America and the US. There aren’t many people who do that.

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 co-author 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, co-authored with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso; and Long After Midnight, 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.

  • Latin America: General overviews

  • Corruption / Lava Jato issues

  • Brazilian economy & politics

  • Mexico

  • Argentina

  • US – Latin American Relations

  • US Outlook

How to Build a Car Wash

An inside look at the investigation shaking Latin America, from a journalist who has covered it closely since its inception in 2014. Based on close contacts in Curitiba and Brasilia, Winter dissects the structural and legal changes that made the probe possible and assesses its possible future impacts from Mexico to Colombia to Brazil and Argentina. Is Latin America really experiencing a structural shift toward less corruption? Or is this just a passing exception?

A Tour of Latin America and Its “Election Wave”

Two of three Latin Americans will elect a new president in 2018, and all of the races are unpredictable and wide open. Winter identifies common themes running through all the elections - namely, a backlash against corruption and establishment politics - and offers rigorous, easy-to-understand analysis of all the major candidates, many of whom he has met personally. An inside look at the year that will change Latin America.

Latin America seen from Washington & Wall Street

How does the Trump administration really see its neighbors to the south? Rhetoric aside, how will it treat issues like trade, immigration and the growing presence of China? Which countries are currently in favor on Wall Street - and which are seen as the possible next big sensation? Perhaps no other analyst working today has better sources than Winter in Washington and New York’s Latin America-focused circles. A direct, unsparing response to the classic question of “Cómo nos ven”?

  • Travels From: New York, USA

  • Fee Range:  USD 10.000 to USD 20.000

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