Alex Cuadros is a journalist and author. His first book, Brazillionaires—a “compelling tale of Brazil’s superrich, which deftly weaves lurid soap opera with high finance and outrageous political skulduggery”—was a Financial Times best book of 2016 and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. A former Bloomberg staff reporter, he has also written articles for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Lapham's Quarterly, and The Awl, among other publications.
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alex studied creative writing and Latin American literature at Sarah Lawrence College. He began his career as a journalist in Colombia in 2008 and went on to spend six years based in Brazil, writing about wealth, poverty, corruption, the Zika epidemic, and the Rio Olympics. Along the way, he has also reported from Iraq, Mexico, and Venezuela. He has been interviewed by PBS Newshour, NPR's All Things Considered and Marketplace, the BBC, WNYC, Monocle Radio, and Bloomberg TV, among other outlets. The Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Pulitzer Center have provided grants to support his work.
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