Michael Reid writes the Bello column of The Economist on Latin America and is the newspaper’s writer-at-large for the region. He joined The Economist in 1990 and moved to São Paulo in 1996 to be the Bureau Chief for the next three years. He returned to London in 1999 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 (2014), which were 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 globally.