Michael Reid "is editor for the Americas at The Economist since 1999. He was the magazine's correspondent for South America, based in Sao Paulo for three years (1996-9), as well as for Mexico and Central America (1990-3). Previously, he worked as The Guardian's correspondent in Perú and the Andean Region, and as co-editor of The Peru Report, published in Lima. He writes a weekly column on Latin American issues at Brasil's Valor Económico. He is author of Peru: Paths to Poverty, edited by the Latin American Bureau, London."