I have worked as a correspondent in Brazil since 1999, writing mostly for US and UK publications. Today I am Time’s Brazil correspondent, as well as the São Paulo correspondent for Monocle magazine. I also write regularly for The Daily Telegraph and the Christian Science Monitor.

Before moving to Rio de Janeiro I worked for seven years in Mexico, where I got my first break as a journalist at the Mexico City News. I moved to UPI and from there went to Haiti to cover the civil war. In Port-au-Prince between 1993 and 1995 I worked mostly for Reuters and The New York Times.

I moved back to Mexico in 1995 to take over as superstringer for The Houston Chronicle. During my remaining years in Mexico I wrote for host of other publications, including GQ, Esquire, Conde Nast Traveller, the (Toronto) Globe and Mail, The Guardian and the Scotland on Sunday.

I arrived in Rio in 1999 and then moved to São Paulo in 2007.

In addition to my written work I occasionally appear on radio and TV for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and for talk radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

I also do regular consultancy work for a Russian business organisation.