Reporting on the Americas

For the past nine years, Tim Padgett has covered Latin America for us, first from Mexico City and now from his base in Miami. He has covered the sudden crises (Elián González comes to mind), the outsize personalities (Hugo Chávez of Venezuela is but the most recent example) and the long-running tragedy that is Haiti. He has chronicled the rise of the NAFTA generation in Mexico, the cocaine guerrillas in Colombia and the crusade of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya as he struggled for a national referendum on Castro's rule. We're delighted that for this work, Tim is one of this year's...

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