Michael Reid

"Bello” columnist & senior editor for Latin America and Spain, The Economist


Michael Reid is a senior editor and writes the Bello column for The Economist. He is also the publication’s writer-at-large for Latin America and Spain. He is based in Madrid. He joined The Economist in 1990 as Mexico and Central America correspondent and in 1994 changed to cover consumer industries. In 1996 he moved to São Paulo to be the bureau chief and in 1999 returned to London as Americas Editor, a post he held until December 2013.

His books include “Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul” (2007) and “Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power” (April 2014), both published by Yale University Press. Reid is a frequent speaker on Latin American and Iberian affairs, to business, academic, and public policy audiences. He has given evidence to the Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate and to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Commons. He is also a frequent guest on television, radio, and print outlets in Britain, the United States, and Latin America, including CNN, BBC World TV, NPR, Globo (Brazil), and El País (Spain).

Reid was an event speaker at the Dialogue.  

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