Brian Winter

Latin America political analyst

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly magazine, widely regarded as the foremost publication on politics, business, and culture in the Americas.

His audience includes CEOs, high-ranking government officials, influential thought leaders, and a general audience with a keen interest in regional affairs.

Brian has gained recognition as a seasoned insider in both Washington and Wall Street circles. He engages with clients throughout Latin America, providing insights into how their respective countries (whether Peru, Argentina, or Colombia) are perceived in the United States, the perspectives of investors and policymakers, and the overall regional perspective At the Council of the Americas, he dedicates his efforts to navigating the intersection between Latin America and the United States.

Since 2015, he has been based in New York City, overseeing Americas Quarterly’s relaunch and growth into a must-read for Latin America’s most influential investors and opinion leaders, while more than doubling its readership online through expanded coverage of political, business, and cultural subjects within the Western Hemisphere.

During his previous tenure as a Reuters correspondent, covering Latin America for a decade, Brian resided in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City. Brian is also a distinguished author or co-author of four books about Latin America. Notably, Why Soccer Matters delves into the captivating world of the iconic Pelé and became a New York Times bestseller. He co-authored The Accidental President of Brazil alongside Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and penned Long After Midnight, an intimate memoir recounting hisexperiences in Argentina.