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BOOK ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
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$30,000 to $50,000
Book Andres Oppenheimer
- Co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of the team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal.
- One of the “500 most important journalists” of the United States (Forbes Media Guide, 1993).
- One of the “100 most powerful people in Latin America” (Poder Magazine, 2002 and 2008).
- Creator of “The Oppenheimer Report”, which appears twice weekly in The Miami Herald and in more than 60 newspapers worldwide.
- Anchor of “Oppenheimer Presenta” and political analyst on CNN En Español.
Argentina-born journalist Andres Oppenheimer is the editor and syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald; the creator of “The Oppenheimer Report”, which appears in more than 60 U.S. and international newspapers; and a co-winner of the Pulitzer prize for being on The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. Oppenheimer has travelled the globe and interviewed countless world leaders, including President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, and he has published seven books, including the most recent Saving the Americas.
Oppenheimer began his law studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was born. In 1976, he moved to the United States with a grant from the World Press Institute. He obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 1978, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Galileo University of Guatemala, Domingo Savio University of Bolivia, and Esan University of Peru.
Oppenheimer is a leading expert on foreign affairs, especially when it comes to Latin America. He has had a long and legendary journalistic career that has earned him such titles as one of the “500 most important journalists of the United States” (Forbes Media Guide) and one of the “100 most powerful people in Latin America.” (Poder Magazine). He has contributed his expertise to such publications and media outlets as The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, the BBC, andCBS’ “60 Minutes”.
As a successful journalist, editor, and foreign affairs columnist who hails from Argentina, Andres Oppenheimer brings a wealth of knowledge on political and economic issues facing the developing world. He has traveled the globe and interviewed several powerful politicians and leading experts on education and the economy, and he has studied law and journalism at such prestigious schools as Columbia University. He produces groundbreaking work as a syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald and as the creator of “The Oppenheimer Report”, which appears in more than 60 U.S. and international newspapers.
Oppenheimer provides a unique and educated perspective on issues of development in Latin America, informed by his studies and work in the region as well as in other parts of the world, including Asia and North America. His immeasurable knowledge of the history and culture of Latin America and how it contributes to today’s state of foreign and domestic affairs is displayed in his seven published books, including: Bordering on Chaos: Guerrillas, Stockholders, Politicians, and Mexico’s Road to Prosperity; and Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America and What the U.S. Must Do.
With a commanding yet calm demeanor, and a touch of humor and personal experience that makes him both relatable and visibly invested in Latin American issues, Oppenheimer Oppenheimer presents both questions and answers in regards to Latin America’s economic outlook. Oppenheimer displays a genuine interest and passion for the issues he speaks about, and he brings with him a range of foreign affairs and political expertise that spans over thirty years.
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Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America and What the U. S. Must Do
This new book out in October illustrates in detail how the current administration’s policy towards Latin America is actually creating the very immigration issues President Bush is fighting to solve. Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America… and What the U.S. Must Do, by Pulitzer-prive co-winner and The Miami Herald syndicated columnist Andres Oppenheimer, highlights the Bush administration’s failure to reach out to its own neighbors in order to create a stable environment for the people of the United States.
“When it comes to everyday issues that affect most Americans —whether immigration, trade, the environment or, increasingly, energy— no region in the world has a bigger impact on the United States than Latin America,” writes Oppenheimer.
As an acknowledged expert on Latin America, Oppenheimer uses his experience and reporting skills to show how this region is becoming increasingly less important on the world stage, and the resulting negative effects on the lives of Americans. “This book began as a message to Latin Americans about the decline of their region into global irrelevance. But it soon became clear to me that what I was learning was equally important to people in the United States,” says Oppenheimer. “Though less apparent to most Americans —and less costly— than its blunders elsewhere in the world, the Bush Administration was making major mistakes in Latin America, among other things by declaring the region a major U.S. priority while ignoring it almost entirely, and reflexively pushing free trade as if that alone would ensure hemispheric prosperity.”
Oppenheimer traveled to China, India, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ireland and more than a dozen Latin American countries to see first-hand what is pushing some nations ahead and others back. And in his characteristic style – mixing travel anecdotes, humor and political analysis – he came to surprising conclusion: that despite its current troubles, Latin America can rise from economic and political obscurity, to become a booming market and an influential player in world affairs.
The Spanish-language version of Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America… and What the U.S. Must Do (Cuentos Chinos) has sold nearly 200,000 copies throughout Latin America and made the region to take a hard look at itself. Costa Rican President and Nobel Prize laureate Oscar Arias has called Oppenheimer′s book "A landmark work... that politicians, academics, journalists and other leaders will be citing for years to come," and former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso described it as "a must-read."
Now the English version is set to cause the same reaction within the United States.
Castro′s Final Hour
Reported from inside Cuba by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Andres Oppenheimer, Castro′s Final Hour chronicles the dramatic events that have crippled the more-than-three-decades-old Marxist regime of Fidel Castro.
From the execution of the country′s most celebrated Army general in 1989 to the devastating effects of the loss of all Soviet aid, the picture Oppenheimer paints is extraordinarily detailed and engrossing, revealing a country on the brink of disaster. He uncovers Castro′s never-before reported efforts to radicalize Noriega′s regime in Panama, the failure of his "Zero Option" plan to restore economic stability without outside aid, and tells how, in a last ditch attempt to save the country from its dire slide, Castro′s top aides pushed a plan to strip him of some of his powers.
Including exclusive interviews with Soviet officials, Latin American leaders - including Daniel Ortega and Manuel Noriega - as well as the top echelon of current Cuban leadership and Fidel′s dissident daughter, Alina, Castro′s Final Hour is a compelling and intimate portrait of the Cuban leader, and an authoritative evaluation of what the future may hold for his country.