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About

Americas Quarterly is the leading publication dedicated to politics, business and culture in the Americas. Its influential, agenda-setting readership includes CEOs, senior government officials and thought leaders, as well as a general-interest audience passionate about the Americas.

Borrowing elements from The EconomistForeign Affairs and National Geographic – but with a focus on Latin America – AQ is dedicated to covering the region in all its diversity and promise. Launched in 2007 and based in New York City, AQ is an independent publication of Americas Society/Council of the Americas, which for more than 50 years have been dedicated to dialogue in our hemisphere.

Our award-winning magazine and website have a proud tradition of portraying the real Latin America, while working to promote our main values: democracy, inclusive economic growth and equal rights for all of the hemisphere’s nearly 1 billion citizens.

AQ relies on the support of individual and institutional donors to support its journalism and further its mission. Americas Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are acknowledged with a receipt for tax purposes.

Our Staff

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 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; No Lost Causes, with President Álvaro Uribe; 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, The Wall Street Journal, Folha de S.Paulo, O Globo and numerous other publications around the Americas. He can be found on Twitter at @BrazilBrian.

Juliana Barbassa is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly and a director of policy for Americas Society/Council of the Americas. She is an award-winning reporter and author with nearly 20 years of journalism experience, most recently as the Associated Press correspondent in her native Brazil. Her book Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink was based on that experience.

As an expert on Brazil, she has contributed to publications such as New York Times, the Washington Post and Foreign Affairs; she’s been featured as a speaker at universities and research institutions in the United States, France, Austria, Switzerland, and elsewhere. She has also been widely quoted in the media, talking to outlets such as NPR, BBC, CNN, CNN en Español, ESPN, CBS, USA Today, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

A journalism and Spanish graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she went on to earn a master's in journalism and her M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She speaks Spanish and French, but is always most at home in Portuguese. Follow her on Twitter @jbarbassa.

Donald Partyka is creative director of Americas Quarterly, which he helped launch in 2007. He has designed and consulted on numerous magazines, including Linguafranca, Poets & Writers, and Revista Perspectiva. Donald is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Cooper Union, and currently teaches at the City College of New York. His work at Americas Quarterly has been recognized by Latin American Fotografía, American Illustration and The Society of Publication Designers. Follow Donald on Twitter @donaldpartyka.

Alana Tummino is senior editor of Americas Quarterly and senior director of policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. In these roles, she leads the work on Cuba’s changing economic landscape and relations with the U.S., and financial and social inclusion. Prior to joining AQ, Alana worked with various international development organizations on microfinance and women’s economic empowerment. She received an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and received her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from The George Washington University. Follow Alana on Twitter @alanatummino.

Benjamin Russell is an editor of Americas Quarterly and policy manager at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. He has worked in public policy, non-profit communications and international development in the U.S. and Latin America, most recently as the head of communications for Fundación Capital, a micro-finance organization in Colombia. He received an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @benpaulrussell.

Leani García Torres is production editor of Americas Quarterly. She is also a policy manager at Americas Society/Council of the Americas where she studies Cuba’s changing economic and political landscape, as well as Afro-descendant inclusion. Prior to this, Leani focused on immigrant integration in U.S. cities and security in Central America’s Northern Triangle. She earned her M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, where she conducted research on violence in the Puerto Rican nationalist movement, and her B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach. Follow Leani on Twitter @LeaniGarcia.

Sarah Bons is an editor and the business coordinator for Americas Quarterly and a policy associate at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Prior to joining AQ, Sarah worked in the wine industry in Buenos Aires and was managing editor for Southern Pulse - Networked Intelligence. Sarah earned a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish with a focus on Latin America from the Ohio State University. Follow Sarah on Twitter @sarahdbons.

Brendan O’Boyle is an editor for Americas Quarterly and a policy associate at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. His interests include student and youth-led movements in Latin America, as well as the status of LGBT people throughout the region. Prior to joining AQ, Brendan wrote for Argentina Independent in Buenos Aires, studied Spanish in Quito and led a youth multimedia project in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies with a focus on Latin America from the University of North Carolina. Follow Brendan on Twitter @BrenOBoyle.

 

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