Michael Reid Keynote Speaker
- Americas Editor, The Economist (1999-2013)
- Former Brazil correspondent and South America Bureau Chief
- Highly acclaimed author on Latin America and Brazil
Michael Reid's Biography
Michael Reid is a senior editor at The Economist, writing the “Bello” column on Latin America while also covering Spain.
After a period in Lima between 2014 and 2016 he now lives in Madrid. Between 1999 and December 2013, he was the newspaper’s Americas Editor, overseeing coverage of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. He is the author of 12 Special Reports for The Economist, most recently on Spain (July 2018) and Colombia (2015)
Previously, he was The Economist’s Brazil correspondent and South America bureau chief based in Sao Paulo (1996-99), and as its Consumer Industries and Marketing correspondent (1994-96).
His books include ‘Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul (2007), reissued in a fully revised and updated edition as Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America (2017), and “Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power” (April 2014). He has been awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize by Columbia’s University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Brazil’s Order of the Southern Cross.
Michael Reid is a frequent speaker on Latin American affairs, having given lectures to businesses, think tanks and academic audiences in many countries. He has been interviewed for television, radio and print outlets, including CNN, BBC World TV, NPR, Globo (Brazil) and El País (Spain). He has given testimony to the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Commons.