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Alex Cuadros is a journalist and author. His first book, Brazillionaires—a “compelling tale of Brazil’s superrich,” as one reviewer put it—was a Financial Times best book of 2016 and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. A former Bloomberg staff reporter, he has written articles about money, politics, and religion for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Lapham's Quarterly, Slate, The Baffler, and The Awl. He spent six years based in Brazil and another two in Colombia, and 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.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alex studied creative writing and Latin American literature at Sarah Lawrence College. When not reporting and writing, he's usually rock climbing.