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Americas Quarterly is the premier publication dedicated to politics, business and culture in the Western Hemisphere, with a focus on Latin America.

Launched in 2007 and based in New York City, AQ’s award-winning magazine and website appeal to a broad audience interested in the region. Readers include top policymakers in Washington, D.C., Brasilia, Mexico City and beyond; executives at Latin American multinationals and Fortune 500 companies; opinion leaders in universities and the media; and a vast array of general readers who are passionate about Latin America.  

Editorial board members include former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ricardo Lagos, Ernesto Zedillo and Alejandro Toledo, as well as leading voices from business, journalism, finance and academia.

Americas Quarterly is an independent publication of Americas Society and Council of the Americas, which for more than 50 years have been dedicated to dialogue in our hemisphere.

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, Wall Street Journal, Folha de S.Paulo, O Globo and numerous other publications around the Americas. He can be found on Twitter at @BrazilBrian.

Stephen Handelman is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly and director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. A veteran prizewinning foreign correspondent and columnist, he has reported from Latin America, Africa, and the former Soviet Union for publications including Time Magazine and The Toronto Star. Steve is the author of four books on international issues, including the New York Times best-seller, Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafiya, Biohazard, and an anthology on the 2008 economic crisis How They Got Away With It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown. He has also trained investigative journalists in Latin America and elsewhere—including special panels for the Inter American Press Association in Bogotá, and the Inter-American Development Bank in Mexico City. His long career engagement with Latin America began with a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala.

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 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 @benjamin_paul_

Leani García is a production editor of Americas Quarterly and social media editor of AQ Online. She is also the senior policy associate 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

Beckie Bintrim is a production editor and advertising manager of Americas Quarterly, and a policy associate at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, where she supports various research projects, such as the annual Social Inclusion Index. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Beckie moved to New York to pursue an M.A. in Latin American Studies from New York University, where she conducted research on migrant sending cities in Brazil as a Tinker grant recipient. Follow her on Twitter @BeckieBintrim.

Sarah Bons is an editor for Americas Quarterly and a policy associate at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, where she focuses on immigrant integration in the United States. 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

Paula Daneze is a graphic designer and the associate art director at Americas Quarterly. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, she moved to New York in 2008 to attend The City College of New York, where she received her B.A. in Electronic Design and Multimedia. A lover of art, photography, travel, music and coffee, Paula also has a special place in her heart for logo and product design. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @paulinhadaneze


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